Silvia Nagy-Zekmi, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Hispanic and Cultural Studies
Director, Graduate Program in Hispanic Studies
Director, Cultural Studies Program
Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Area of Expertise:
- Cultural and Postcolonial Theories
- Gender Studies
- Post/Colonial and Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture
- Literary and Cultural Practices of the Arab World and North Africa
Fluent in eight languages, Dr. Nagy-Zekmi has a clear understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. With a wide range of expertise in cultural and postcolonial theories, especially in relation to Latin America and North Africa, Nagy-Zekmi is an exceptional source for issues touching on gender, race, identity and ethnicity in those regions.
- Ph.D., Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
- M.A., Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
- Nagy-Zekmi, Silvia, Global Academe: Engaging Intellectual Discourse (co-edited with Karyn Hollis). NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012.
- Nagy-Zekmi, Silvia, Perennial Empire (Co-edited with Chantal Zabus), Ithaca, NY: Cambria Press, 2011.
- Nagy-Zekmi, Silvia, Truth to Power: Public Intellectuals In and Out of Academe (Co-edited with Karyn Hollis, Villanova University) Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.
- Nagy-Zekmi, Silvia, Zabus, Chantal, eds., Colonization or Globalization? Postcolonial Exploration of Imperial Expansion, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books of the Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2009.
Selected Professional Experience
- Fulbright senior grant for research and teaching, 2007 ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary
- Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, State University of New York at Albany
- Assistant Professor of Spanish, Catholic University
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Loyola University
- Lecturer of Spanish, Richmond University
- Faculty summer research grant, Villanova University (competitive) for writing The Postcolonial Condition: Representations of Nation and Identity in Latin America. 2008.
- VITAL grant for development of a graduate course on Postcolonial Theories. (Villanova University) 2008.
- Fulbright senior fellowship. Research in Cultural Studies and teaching two postgraduate courses at ELTE University. Budapest, Hungary 2007.
- Publication Grant: Moros en la costa: Orientalismo en Latinoamérica. Villanova University 2007.