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Mia Zamora


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 faculty leader committed to encouraging lifelong reading and writing.  Her passion for literature is rooted in her belief that reading and writing are essential to communication, learning, and citizenship.  Dr. Zamora received a National Endowment for the Arts grant to direct the Big Read program at Kean University.  This program is designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.  Her research interests in Comparative Literature, Postcolonial Literature, nationalism, and cultural studies are reflected in her book entitled Nation, Race, History in Asian American Literature: Re-membering the Body and her Postcolonial Studies Book Series.  She has an active interest in the Digital Humanities and how digital technologies are transforming education in the 21st century. Dr. Zamora has won the presidential excellence award for teaching, she is a Fulbright scholar, and she is a past president of the New Jersey College English Association. 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 B.A. with Honors distinction from Hamilton College. Dr. Zamora was a Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow at Fordham University in 2003-2005.