Dr. Yamile Silva


Assistant Professor of World Languages & Cultures

Dr. Silva earned her B.A. from Los Andes University and both her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  Prior to joining the University of Scranton faculty in 2009, she taught Spanish language and literature courses at different institutions such as the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Smith College and Colby College. Her current research focuses on the dimensions of epistles written by women who emigrated to the Río de la Plata region during the XVI and XVII centuries; to analyze how Spanish and Spanish-American women constructed themselves as active participants in the colonial order.  In addition, Dr. Silva has delivered papers at national and international meetings in several areas of Hispanic Literature, on topics such as Latin American and Spanish Women Writers.

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