Maria Ochoa

Creative Nonfiction Writer

2614 Lancaster Road
Hayward, CA 94542

Author's Bio

María Ochoa is a writer-photographer whose current projects include a photobook of pinhole images that she has shot with a Vermeer pinhole camera using black and white, as well as color film.

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)
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: 
Ravens by Masahisa Fukase, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, Moon Glow by Michael Chabon, Who is Michael Jang? by Michael Jang

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Identifies as: 
Mexican, Mixed Race
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Born in: 
Oakland, CA
Raised in: 
Oakland, CA
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Last update: Jan 22, 2020