Maria C. Zamora, Ph.D.
Department of English
1000 Morris Ave.
Union, NJ 07083
Office: CAS 329
Phone #: (908) 737-0385
2011 recipient of Kean University's
Mia Zamora, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of English, Director of the Kean University Writing Project, and Coordinator of the World Literature Program at Kean University in Union, NJ. Dr. Zamora is a Fulbright scholar and a past president of the New Jersey College English Association. Her research interests in Comparative Literature, U.S. Postcolonial Literature, nationalism, and cultural studies are combined in her recently published book entitled Nation, Race, History in Asian American Literature: Re-membering the Body. Nominated for the national Literary Studies Prize by the Association of Asian American Studies, her book examines the symbolic processes through which the United States constitutes its subjects as citizens, and connects those processes to the global dynamics of empire building and a suppressed history of American imperialism. Dr. Zamora recently received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for the "Big Read" program, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.
Dr. Zamora completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a fellow of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. She received her BA with Honors distinction from Hamilton College. Dr. Zamora was a Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow at Fordham University in 2003-2005.