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    Faculty Member Named to LASA Executive Council

    Yamile Silva, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at The University of Scranton, was elected as a member of the Executive Council of the Colonial Section, Latin American Studies Association, the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America.
    September 3, 2020

    Yamile Silva, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at The University of Scranton, was elected as a member of the Executive Council of the Colonial Section, Latin American Studies Association (LASA).

    LASA is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, more than 60 percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines.

    Dr. Silva will serve on LASA’s Executive Council for five years (2020-2025). She also serves as former president of the academic organization Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies and has served on the Curator Council of the Festival de la Palabra (San Juan, PR) since 2013.

    Dr. Silva joined the faculty at The University of Scranton in 2009. At Scranton, she served as director of the Latin American Studies Program from 2013-2018 and has been an associated faculty member of the Women Studies Program since 2010She also serves as director of the Intersession Study Abroad Program in Puebla, México (Universidad Iberoamericana) and the Summer Spain Program (Universidad de Navarra). Dr. Silva received the University’s Excellence in Advancing Global Learning Award in 2014.

    Dr. Silva’s research and publications focus in the areas of 17th and 20th century Spanish women writers, Spanish American literature (colonial and contemporary), women's studies, historical textualities and transatlantic studies. Her recent books include Agencia, Historia y Empoderamiento Femenino (2018) coedited with Diane Martin, Ph.D., and Eva Paris, Ph.D.; La sonrisa del paisaje. Diarios de Abigail Mejía (2020); the anthology Palabras: Dispatches from the Festival de la Palabra (2014), coedited with Hank Willenbrink, Ph.D., associate professor of English and theatre at The University of Scranton; the monograph issues Raza, género y diáspora en el Caribe (2017) and Las utopias en la literatura (2018), both co-edited with Daniel Torres, Ph.D. In addition to articles published in academic journals, she has published book chapters in Women's Negotiations and Textual Agency (2017), Gendering Citizenship and Globalization (2011) and La constitución de identidades subalternas en el discurso jurídico (2008).

    Dr. Silva earned her Ph.D. and master’s degrees in Hispanic literatures and cultures from the University of Massachusetts and her bachelor’s degree in modern languages and linguistics from Los Andes University in Bogota, Colombia.

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