Dr. Yamile Silva

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Associate Professor of World Languages & Cultures

Dr. Yamile Silva is an Associate Professor at the Department of World Languages and Cultures. She has been the Director of the Latin American Studies Program since 2013 and associated faculty of the Women Studies Program since 2010Silva is the Director of the Intersession Study abroad Program in Puebla, México (Universidad Iberoamericana). She earned her B.A. (2000) in Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá-Colombia and her M.A (2006) and Ph. D. (2011) in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Her publications revolve around Seventeenth and Twentieth century Spanish Women writers, Spanish American Literature (Colonial and Contemporary), Women's Studies, Historical textualities and Transatlantic Studies. She is particularly interested in discourses concerned with gender, sexuality and ethnicity and has participated in numerous conferences in the US and internationally.

Professor Silva is an active member of the Asociación de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH), the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), the Asocaición Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH), the Modern Language Association (MLA), Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica, GEMELA (Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas, pre-1800), among others. Silva was named part of the Comité de Evaluación y Difusión del Programa Académico y Profesional del Festival de la Palabra del 2015 whose function, among others, is offering a Critics Prize of the year and prepare a list of the 10 essential authors of the new literature of the Caribbean, Latin America and its diasporas. She has served on the Curator Council of the Festival de la Palabra since 2013.