Dr. Celeste Montoya
Associate Professor • Faculty Director, Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program
Women and Gender Studies

Celeste Montoya received her PhD in Political Science and a Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. She joined the Department of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2007. She also serves as the Faculty Director for the Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program (MASP).

Professor Montoya’s research primarily focuses on the ways in which women and racial minorities mobilize to enact change. She is interested in how these groups work within and outside of political institutions, domestically and transnationally, and intersectionally. Her work is informed by studies of social movements, public policy, political institutions, political behavior, and gender and race politics. Her regional areas of specialization are Europe and the United States.

She is author of From Global to Grassroots: The European Union, Transnational Advocacy, and Combating Violence against Women (Oxford University Press 2013) and coeditor of Gendered Mobilizations and Intersectional Challenges (ECPR Press 2019). Her work has also been published in Politics, Groups and Identities, PS: Political Science and Politics, European Journal of Politics & Gender, International Organization, Politics & Gender, Publius, Social Politics, the Social Science Journal, and Urban Affairs Review.

She is currently a co-editor of the American Political Science Review. She previously served as a co-editor for Politics, Groups and Identity and as an associate editor for Politics & Gender.

For more information, see Professor Montoya’s CV.