María Ochoa

Creative Nonfiction Writer

2614 Lancaster Road
Hayward, CA 94542

Author's Bio

María Ochoa is a photo-writer whose work meshes images with the written word.

Publications & Prizes

Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy (Greenwood Press, 2009)
Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence (Seal Press, 2008)
Oakland Out Loud (Jukebox Press, 2007)
Latinas in the United States (Indiana University Press, 2006)
Enunciating our Terms: Women of Color in Conflict and Collaboration (Quarry West/University of California Santa Cruz, 1994)
Finding Peace in a Restless World (True North Editions, 2020)
Russell City: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing, 2009)
Creative Collectives (University of New Mexico Press, 2003)
Prizes won: 

Alameda County Supervisors Award (2012); John Sandoval Award (2010); The Creative Work Fund (2001); Woman of the Year, California State Assembly (1999); Ford Fellowship (1994 and 1996); UC Humanities Institute Residency (1993); National Women's Studies Association - Pergammon Dissertation First Place Award (1993)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, On Photographing People and Communities by Dawoud Bey, Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang, The Silence of the White City by Eva García Sáenz, Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Mexican American, Mixed Race
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Born in: 
Oakland, CA
Raised in: 
Oakland, CA
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Last update: Aug 21, 2020