Myrriah Gómez is from the Pojoaque Valley in northern New Mexico. She earned her Doctorate in English with an emphasis in Latina/o Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a 2011 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow. She is Research Faculty at the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute (SHRI) and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of American Studies at UNM. Her monograph, Nuclear Nuevo México: Colonialism and the Effects of the Nuclear Industrial Complex on Nuevomexicanos, examines the effects of settler colonialism and the nuclear industrial complex in New Mexico. Her second book project is an analysis of literature pertaining to nuclear culture written by people of color.
Myrriah serves as faculty coordinator for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program at UNM. She directs the Conexiones-Spain study abroad program bi-annually in Cáceres, Spain. She was awarded the Faculty of Color Award for Teaching in 2015 by the UNM Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color.
Chicanx Literature; Indigenous Literature; Chicanx Studies; New Mexico Critical Regional Studies; and Nuclear Cultural Studies.