University professor, Yamile Silva, Ph.D., has been named president of the academic organization, titled International Association of Women’s Studies in Hispanic Literature and Culture.
Founded in 1974, the Association was created to advance the study of women and gender-related topics in Hispanic literature. Aside from striving to publicize the work of female Hispanic writers, the organization now includes women filmmakers and artists as well. It also publishes Letras Femeninas, a prestigious academic journal, and organizes an international conference every year.
Silva serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures and the Director of the Latin American Studies Program at The University. She is also an associate faculty member of the Women Studies Program and the director of the intersession study abroad program in Puebla, Mexico.
Sergio Caceres, Spanish minor, said he is happy for Dr. Silva’s achievement.
“Dr. Silva is very knowledgeable and passionate about what she teaches, so I have no doubt she will put that same passion into her new role as president,” Caceres said.
At the XXVII Annual Congress of the International Association of Women’s Studies in Hispanic Literature and Culture, Silva will assume her presidency. The Congress will be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from Nov. 9-11.