Publications & Presentations

Ochoa, Maria

Publications & Presentations

  • María Ochoa. "Russell City: Images of America" Arcadia Publishing. Book. South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, (September 2009).

    Abstract: Between the years 1853 and 1964, on the western shore of what is now the City of Hayward there existed a small rural community. Starting with the Yrgin Ohlone people, this pictorial history traces the role that the area---which became known as Russell City---played in the development of the East Bay. The community was named after Joel Russell, a New England teacher who came to California during the Gold Rush and found success as a judge, political activist, and businessman. Russell City later became a destination point for diverse migrant and immigrant groups: Spaniards, Danes, Germans, Italians, African Americans, and Mexicans. While the economic means of the residents were never great, social riches abounded in the cultural and religious traditions that were practiced. A plan to create an industrial park on Russell City land began to emerge during the 1950s, and by 1964 the residents and businesses were entirely removed through the process of eminent domain. An annual reunion picnic, begun in 1978, serves as a reminder of the community once built and now tossed to the winds. In the words of the former residents: “the city may be gone, but the memories live on.”

  • Maria Ochoa. "Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence" Seal Press. Book. Seal Press, (January 2008).

    Abstract: More than 40 women and girls of color from around the world speak out on issues including rape, murder, slavery, domestic violence, poverty, and other forms of violence and oppression.

  • Maria Ochoa. ""Stephen King," "Marge Piercy"" Greenwood Press. Article. Greenwood Press, (December 2007).

    Abstract: The scope and purpose of this encyclopedia is on work in English from the 19th century to the present. Key entries draw on scholarship regarding feminism, women writers and fantasy genres. An important secondary purpose is considering how significant male writers and contributors have constructed women in their work.

  • Maria Ochoa. "Oakland Out Loud: A PEN Oakland Literary Anthology" Juke Box Press. Book. Juke Box Press, (April 2007).

    Abstract: A collection of writing by Bay Area PEN members includes the poem "American Foreign Policy" by Professor María Ochoa.

  • Maria Ochoa. ""Latina Artists," "Ester Hernandez," "Judith F. Baca," "Yolanda Lopez"" Indiana University Press. Article. Indiana University Press, (June 2006).

    Abstract: Eds. Vicki Ruiz and Virginia Sanchez Korrol (2006) Indiana University Press.

  • Maria Ochoa. "Creative Collectives: Chicana Painters Working in Community" University of New Mexico Press. Book. University of New Mexico Press, (November 2003).

    Abstract: A compelling blend of art history, social analysis, and personal testimony, Creative Collectives presents a new paradigm for understanding Chicana/o studies.

  • Maria Ochoa. ""Cooperative Re-weavings"" Mexican American Studies Institute/UnvArizonaPress. Article. Mexican American Studies Institute/UnvArizonaPress, (May 1996).
  • Maria Ochoa. "Enunciating Our Terms: Women of Color in Conflict and Collaboration" Center for Cultural Studies/Univ Calif Santa Cruz. Book. Center for Cultural Studies/Univ Calif Santa Cruz, (April 1994).