[Paula M. L. Moya, ](http://www.stanford.edu/~pmoya/)Associate Professor of the Department of English at Stanford University, says she’s always been struck by how interviewers avoid asking Dominican-American fiction author Junot Diaz about race, even though he writes about race. In an interview published in the [Boston Review](http://www.bostonreview.net/BR37.4/junot_diaz_paula_moya_drown_race.php) Moya sits down Diaz to discuss race, explicitly. [An excerpt from her Q&A is below: ](http://www.bostonreview.net/BR37.4/junot_diaz_paula_moya_drown_race.php)