Dr. Michaela Moura-Koçoğlu earned her Ph.D. in Postcolonial Anglophone Literatures and Cultures from Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany. Dr. Moura-Koçoğlu’s research interests include Indigenous Feminism; Studies in Gender Violence and Trauma; Women and Genocide; Global Online Violence Against Womxn; Trans-Indigenous Literary Studies. She is the author of Narrating Indigenous Modernities: Transcultural Dimensions in Contemporary Māori Literature (2011). Her recent article “Decolonizing Gender Roles in Pacific Women’s Writing: Indigenous Feminist Theories and the Reconceptualization of Women’s Authority” was published in the journal Contemporary Women’s Writing (2017). At FIU's Center for Women and Gender Studies, Dr. Moura-Koçoğlu teaches Introduction to Global Women’s and Gender Studies, Feminist Theory, Gender and Genocide, as well as courses on Gender Violence and Global Women’s Writing.