Celeste Montoya is Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies and the Faculty Director for the Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program (MASP). She holds a PhD in Political Science and a Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. She is co-editor for the American Political Science Review and for the Temple University Press book series Intersectionality.
Professor Montoya’s research primarily focuses on the ways in which women and racialized communities mobilize to enact change, with a particular focus on Latinas and other women of color. She is interested in how marginalized groups work within and outside of political institutions, domestically and transnationally. Her work emphasizes intersectionality as a phenomenon as well as an approach. She has published on social movements, gender violence, voting rights, and political representation. Her most current and ongoing work focuses on US Latina political leadership and activism.
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.
For more information, see Professor Montoya’s CV.