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Cherríe Moraga
Artist in Residence - Dept. of Theater and Performance Studies

Cherríe Moraga is co-editor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, republished in a new edition by SUNY Press in 2015. As a political and literary essayist, she has published several collections of writings, including, most recently, A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness; Writings 2000-2010.

As a playwright, her latest work, New Fire: To Put Things Right Again, which she also directed, premiered at Brava Theater in San Francisco in 2012. A collaboration with visual artist, Celia Herrera Rodríguez, over three-thousand people witnessed the work.

Moraga is the recipient of the United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature, the American Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Lambda Foundation's "Pioneer" award, among many other honors. In 2015, she was awarded the MAP Fund/Creative Capital grant for her new play, "Mathematics of Love" to be presented at Stanford in a workshop production through the Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS), May 5-8.

For nearly twenty years she has served as an Artist in Residence in TAPS and in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford at Stanford University. She is also a founding member of La Red Xicana Indígena, an advocacy group working in the areas of education, culture, and international and local indigenous women's rights.

She is presently completing a memoir entitled The Native Country of A Heart