Mohanraj was recipient of a 2009 Breaking Barriers Award from the Chicago Foundation for Women for Asian American arts organizing. She has also received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Prose, a Neff Fellowship in English, a Steffenson-Canon Fellowship in the Humanities, and the Scowcroft Prize for Fiction.
Mohanraj serves as Associate Coordinator of Asian and Asian American Studies at UIC, and as Executive Director of both DesiLit, an arts organization supporting S. Asian and diaspora literature, and the SLF, an arts organization supporting speculative fiction.
Visit her website at maryannemohanraj.com.
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