Silvia Tandeciarz earned her M.A. in English from Stanford University (1988) and her Ph.D. in Literature from Duke University (1995). She has been at the College since 1999.
A specialist in Latin American Cultural Studies criticism, she is particularly interested in Southern Cone cultural production post-dictatorship. She has published widely on contemporary visual, spatial, and performative cultural initiatives in Argentina that serve to process and transmit traumatic memories of the last dictatorship. Her monograph on this topic, Citizens of Memory: Affect, Representation, and Human Rights in Postdictatorship Argentina was published in 2017 by Bucknell University Press and in Spanish translation in 2020 by Cuarto Propio Press. A translator and also a poet, she is currently working on an English-language translation from Spanish, Taino, and Yoruba of Juana Goergen's collection of poetry, Mar en los huesos (2017).