Cherríe Moraga is a writer, playwright, and essayist active in the Chicana, feminist, and queer communities. With Gloria E. Anzaldúa
, she co-edited This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
(1981), an anthology of writing integral to the emergence of third wave feminism which won the Before Columbus American Book Award
. Moraga’s most recent book is Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings 2000-2010
(2011). Moraga has also published three volumes of drama: Heroes and Saints and Other Plays (1994), Watsonville/Circle in the Dirt (2002), and The Hungry Woman (2001)
. Her work has won many awards and fellowships. She teaches creative writing, playwriting, Xicana-Indigenous Performance, Latino/Queer Performance, and Indigenous Identity in Diaspora in the Arts at Stanford University.
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