Dr. Renee M. Moreno is Professor in the Chicano/a Studies Department at California State University, Northridge. She holds a joint Ph.D. in English and Education from the University of Michigan and has held post-doctoral fellowships at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Moreno teaches writing; directs the Chicano Studies Writing and Tutoring Center, which provides writing support for all majors across the University, and she also supervises faculty teaching composition courses. She co-chairs CSUN’s University Writing Council, and is the former director of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholars Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. She has served in various leadership positions for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and was past chair of the Trustees of the Research Foundation, which funds the important program Cultivating New Voices among Scholars of Color (CNV). She was recently elected to serve on the College Section Steering Committee for NCTE. Her research interests focus on literature, storytelling and narrative, rhetoric and composition, histories of those from down below, and more. She is working on several writing projects that include telling stories/histories about her community in Denver and about her father who was an artist during the Chicana/o arts movement. She believes that “Writing is a way to heal, to resist and reclaim forgotten stories from our communities."

  • Ph.D. 1998, University of Michigan
  • M.A. 1991, University of Colorado
  • B.A. 1986, University of Colorado

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