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.


“Human to HumusMáirtín Ó Cadhain’s Cré na Cille and Eco-linguistics as a Decolonialist Strategy,” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, forthcoming

Teaching Awards

2019 Equity in Teaching Institute, Center for Faculty Excellence, UNC CH

2017 Senior Teaching Fellowship, Department of English, UNC

2016 Erika Lindemann Award for Excellence in Teaching Literature, UNC

2015 Future Faculty Fellowship, Center for Faculty Excellence, UNC

2015 Professional Development Award, English Department, UNC

2014 Presidential Scholars Program Distinguished Teacher Award


2019 NeMLA Graduate Student Travel Award

2019 Arts Everywhere Fellowship, UNC Chapel Hill

2019 Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, UNC Chapel Hill

2019 Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship, UNC Chapel Hill

2019 NeMLA Summer Research Fellowship Award

Curriculum Vitae / Resume