Silvia Serrano, Instructor

Silvia Serrano

Research Interests: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies; Latinx Literary and Cultural Studies; Intersections of Literature and Media; Media and Social Change; Vernacular Culture; Andean Rural Cultural Productions.

PhD Romance Studies (Latin American Studies), Duke University, Durham, NC, 2019

MA Humanities, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA, 2011

BA Communication and Media Studies, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, 2000

Office Location:  2122 Campus Drive, Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2022):


Ph.D.Duke University2019
M.A.Penn State Harrisburg2011
A.B.Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia)2000

Latin-American Studies
Modern and Contemporary
Areas of Interest:

Latin American Literature
Latin American and Caribbean Popular Culture
Popular music

Recent Publications

  1. Serrano, S, Weaving Words and Meanings for the Colombian Countryside: Jorge Velosa‚Äôs Carranguera Lyrics., in Territories of Conflict Traversing Colombia Through Cultural Studies (April, 2017), Boydell & Brewer, ISBN 1580465803  [abs]
  2. Serrano, S, Wearing Ruana and Tie: Trino Epaminondas Tuta Negotiates Power and His Rural Origins in the City., Revista De Estudios Colombianos no. 48 (December, 2016)
  3. Serrano, S, Review of Aurality: Listening and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Colombia, Crolar, Critical Reviews on Latin American Research, vol. 4 no. 2 (August, 2015), pp. 30-32