Amália Mora

Manager of Innovation and Engagement

Amalia C. Mora is an ethnomusicologist whose research focuses on the intersection of gender-based violence/women’s rights and performance. She moved to Tucson in 2016 after receiving her doctorate from UCLA, which explored the relationship between sexual violence, racialized narratives on dancers and their bodies, and women who perform for tourists in Goa, India. Amalia is the Manager of Innovation and Engagement for the UA Consortium on Gender-Based Violence as well as an affiliated faculty member in the HRTS program, for which she has taught a course on the me too movement in India and the US twice. Since moving to Tucson in 2016, she  has served as a Folklorist in Residence for the Southwest Folklife Alliance, a researcher and writer for the Tucson Museum of Art Folklife Collection, and a Visiting Folklorist and Evaluator for the annual Tucson Meet Yourself festival. Amalia is also a performing artist who has received training in music, dance, and theater, and her writing on the intersection of performance, race, and gender violence has appeared in a wide variety of publications.