M.L.A. Humanities, University of North Carolina Asheville, 2010
B.A. History, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2006
Moira Marquis is an eco-critical decolonialist studying contemporary Anglophone novels. Her dissertation, The Dialectic of Myth: Creating Meaning in the Anthropocene, examines how contemporary Anglophone novelists are using traditional myths to tell stories about ecological destruction and climate change which offer alternatives to techno-fix futures or the apocalypse. She is also interested in the Irish language and other minor languages abilities to foster ecological understanding. Her interests are in decolonialism, eco-criticism and environmental humanities, eco-linguistics and myth.
2017 Senior Teaching Fellowship, Department of English, UNCCH
2016 Erika Lindemann Award for Excellence in Teaching Literature, UNCCH
2015 Future Faculty Fellowship, Center for Faculty Excellence, UNCCH
2015 Professional Development Award, English Department, UNCCH
2013-2017 UNC Chapel Hill Teaching Fellowship