Claudia Morales Ramirez

Claudia Morales is an author and scholar from Chiapas, Mexico. Her debut novel, No Habrá Retorno (Coneculta Chiapas 2015, reissued by Los Libros del Perro 2021) won the National Rosario Castellanos Prize for Short Novels. Her work has been supported by the Fulbright Program and the Foundation for Mexican Letters where she was a writing fellow. Claudia's stories have been featured in Rio Grande Review 2022, The Offing Magazine 2021, Lunch Ticket 2019, Ficción Atómica (Palindroma 2020), Mexicanas: Trece Narrativas Contemporáneas (Fondo Blanco 2021), Latin American Literature Today 2023 and her second novel Calao Bicorne was recently published in Fondo Blanco, Spring 2023.


University of Massachusetts, Amherst, PhD, Cultural Anthropology

Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social CIESAS, MA, Cultural Anthropology

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), BA, Hispanic Language and Literature

Honors and Awards

  • 2023 Oriol Pi-Sunyer Dissertation Award. UMass Amhersts, Anthropology Department. 
  • 2022 The "Worlding Anthropology" Award
  • 2021 "Emerging Scholar. Fall program on Racism in Health in Medicine” Boston University, Anthropology Department. Massachusetts.
  • 2020 Armelagos-Swedlund Award for Medical Anthropology Paper, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • 2015 Rosario Castellanos, National Novel Award.

Grants and Fellowships

  • 2021 "Return to Research" Graduate School/UMass, Amherst
  • 2020 "Silvia Foreman Fellowship." Department of Anthropology/UMass, Amherst.
  • 2020 "Summer dissertation funds." Center for Latin American, the Caribbean, and Latino Studies (CLACLS) of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
    2018 "Pre-Dissertation Fellowships." Department of Anthropology/UMass, Amherst.
  • 2016 "REAL fellowship, Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship." Graduate School/UMass, Amherst. 
  • 2015 "Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholarship" 3-year funding for Ph.D. program in the US
  • 2014-2016 Fundación para Las Letras Mexicanas. Fiction (Mexican foundation for literature). 
  • 2012 CONACyT (National Council for Science and Technology)


Translated Writings

All translations by Allana Noyes.