María Ochoa PhD

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Hayward, CA
California US

Author's Bio

María Ochoa PhD is a photo writer whose work meshes images with the written word. She has received numerous accolades and awards. To name a few: California State Assembly Woman of the Year for contributions to the arts; Creative Work Fund Artist Grant; twice a Ford Foundation Fellowship recipient; UC Humanities Research Insitute Fellowship. Dr. Ochoa wakes up every day looking forward to the places her imagination will take her in practicing her craft.

Writers Retreats: 

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: 

The Creative Work Fund; Woman of the Year, California State Assembly; Ford Fellowship; UC Humanities Institute Residency; Alameda County Supervisors Award; John Sandoval Award; National Women's Studies Association-Pergammon Dissertation First Place Award

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Creep by Myriam Gurba, The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza, Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-García, Holly by Stephen King, Tom Lake by Ann Patchett, Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Buddhist, Disabled, Latino/Latina/Latinx, Mexican American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Seniors, Women
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Oakland, CA
Raised in: 
Oakland, CA
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Last update: Oct 19, 2023