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Professor Named President of Academic Organization

October 30, 2017

Yamile Silva, Ph.D. (Department of Latin American and Women’s Studies LA/W/S and Department of World Languages and Cultures), has been named president of the academic organization International Association of Women’s Studies in Hispanic Literature and Culture. The Association was founded in 1974 for the purpose of advancing the study of women and gender-related topics in Hispanic literature and promoting the work of Hispanic women writers.

Since then the organization has expanded to include the study of women writers, filmmakers and artists as well as gender-related studies in Hispanic literature and culture. The organization publishes the prestigious academic journal, Letras Femeninas, and organizes an annual international conference.

Dr. Silva will assume her presidency during the XXVII Annual Congress of the International Association of Women’s Studies in Hispanic Literature and Culture that will take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Nov. 9 -11).

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