Amália Mora

Adjunct Faculty Member, Program in Human Rights Practice

Amália 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. Amália is an affiliated faculty member in the HRTS program, for which she has taught courses on the ##MeToo movement in India and the US and core courses on gender-based violence. 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, a Visiting Folklorist and Evaluator for the annual Tucson Meet Yourself festival, and Manager of Innovation and Engagement for the UA Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. Amália 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.