Claudio Moreira

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From the intersection of race, gender, and class, to name a few, I write Performance Autoethnographies looking at words, knowledge, concepts, and actions, which expose differences and also shape, marked bodies into the world. My work can be found at International Review of Qualitative Research, Qualitative Inquiry, Text and Performance Quarterly, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and Cultural Studies, Critical Methodologies. My  two books, co-authored with Marcelo Diversi, are Betweener Talk: Decolonizing Knowledge Production, Pedagogy, and Praxis (Left Coast Press, 2009) and Betweener Autoethnographies: A Path towards Social Justice (Routledge, 2018). 

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PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Courses Taught: 

Undergraduate: Introduction to Performance, Rhetoric, and Social Action; Democracy and Discourse; Sports, Culture, and Advertising; Performance Ethnography. Graduate: Performance Ethnography


Betweener Autoethnographies: A Path towards Social Justice (Routledge, 2018) Link:

Betweener Talk: Decolonizing Knowledge Production, Pedagogy, and Praxis. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coat Press. 2009. Co-Authored with Marcelo Diversi. Link:

Resisting (Resistance) Stories: A Tri-Autoethnographic Exploration of Father Narratives across Shades of Difference. Qualitative Inquiry: 18:2, 121-133. Co-authored with Bryant K. Alexander and Hari S. Kumar. Link: 

Missing Bodies: Troubling the Colonial Landscape of American Academia. Text and Performance Quarterly: 31:3, 229-248. Link: 

Life in So Many Acts. Qualitative Inquiry: 14:4, 590-612, 2008 Link:

Unspeakable Transgressions: Indigenous Epistemologies, Ethics and Decolonizing Academy/Inquiry.  Cultural Studies, Critical Methodologies: 9:5, 647-660, 2009.

This is home, or is it?  Disrupting grand narratives of 'home' as physical or institutional space. Cultural Studies, Critical Methodologies: 10:1, 78-83. Link:

When janitors dare to become scholars: A betweeners' view of the politics of knowledge production from decolonizing street-corners. International Review of Qualitative Research: 4:2, 457-474, 2010. Co-authored with Marcelo Diversi. Link:

Fragments. Qualitative Inquiry: 14:5, 663-683, 2008.

Current Projects: 

I am still obsessed with knowledge production and the exclusion of bodies in academic spaces. My current writing, in one way another, address these issues