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Yxta Murray

Professor of Lawat Loyola Law School
Yxta Maya Murray, wearing a white dress and a blue necklace. She wears her salt and pepper hair down loose and smiles.
Studio City,
United States
Focus area: Art Theory, Critical Theory

Yxta Maya Murray is a novelist, art critic, playwright, social practice artist, and law professor. The author of ten books, her most recent are the story collection, The World Doesn’t Work That Way, but It Could (University of Nevada Press, 2020), and the novels Art Is Everything (TriQuarterly Press, 2021) and God Went Like That (Northwestern). Her next work of nonfiction, Artivism and the Law, is in progress and will be published by Cornell University Press. She has won a Whiting Award, an Art Writer’s Grant, a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Foundation/Money For Women, and was a 2021 New York City Arts Corps Grants co-grantee. She’s also been named a fellow at the Huntington Library for her work on radionuclide contamination in Simi Valley, California.