Dr. Yamile Silva


Professor of World Languages & Cultures

Dr. Yamile Silva is a Full Professor and Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures (on Sabbatical Leave AY 2021-2022). She is also the President of the Academic Organization Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies (AGSS) (formerly AILCFH): www.aegs-agss.com.

 She earned her B.A. (2000) from the 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. She has been Visiting Professor at Colby College (2008), Universidad Iberoamericana (Spring 2016) and Universidad de Navarra (Summer 2018). At the University of Scranton, Silva was the Director of the Latin American Studies Program from 2013-2018 and has been an associated faculty of the Women Studies Program since 2010She is the Director of the Intersession Study Abroad Program in Puebla, México (Universidad Iberoamericana) and the Summer Spain Program (Universidad de Navarra). In 2014, she received the Excellence Award in Advancing Global Learning from The University of Scranton.

Her research has been funded by grants from the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain and United States, from American Association of University Women and Internal Grants from the University of Scranton. She was a finalist for a Fulbright Scholar Program 2018 in Spain. 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. Her chapters have been published in Women's Negotiations and Textual Agency (2017), Gendering Citizenship and Globalization (2011) and La constitución de identidades subalternas en el discurso jurídico (2008) and her articles in different academic journals. Her recent books included Agencia, Historia y Empoderamiento Femenino (2018) coedited with Diane Martin and Eva Paris; La sonrisa del paisaje. Diarios de Abigail Mejía (forthcoming 2019); the anthology Palabras: Dispatches from the Festival de la Palabra (2014) (coedited with Hank Willenbrink); the monograph issues Raza, género y diáspora en el Caribe (2017) and Las utopias en la literatura (2018) (both co-edited with Daniel Torres).

Silva is currently working on an annotated edition of Relación del Descubrimiento del Rio Marañon by Gerónimo de Ypori.

She has served on the Curator Council of the Festival de la Palabra (San Juan, PR) since 2013.

Read Dr. Silva's Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Yamile Silva
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