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Department ofModern Languages and Literatures

Silvia Garcia

Silvia Garcia
Silvia Garcia

Adjunct Lecturer


Promoting cultural awareness

Silvia Garcia was born and raised in the province of Chaco, Argentina. She graduated with a J.D. from “Universidad Nacional del Nordeste”  Corrientes in 1995.  After practicing Law for five years, her intellectual curiosity drove her to the U.S. In 2010 she obtained a Master degree in Spanish, with concentration in Hispanic Literature from “Loyola University” in Chicago. She has taught elementary, intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish classes, as well as T.A in Literature at Loyola. In California she has been teaching Spanish at San Jose City College since 2013. She is also certified in Positive Psychology coaching from “Whole Being Institute”.


Research Interests
  • Identity, and transculturation of a Latin woman in United States.

  • Positive Psychology, neuroscience and language acquisition.

  • Non-systemic education.

  • Indigenous culture. Human rights. The “wichi” population in the province of Chaco, Argentina.


  • El juego entre la realidad y la fantasia en Santa Evita” de Tomas Eloy Martinez. Midwest Modern Language Association. St. Louis Missouri, November 3-6, 2011.

  • La economia de la presencia femenina en la cuentistica de Borges, Emma Zunz y La Intrusa”. Midwest Modern Language Association. Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2012.

  • La influencia de las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo en la reconstruccion de la Identidad Perdida”. Wittenberg University. Springfield, Ohio, February 2013.



Mi relacion ambivalente con Nate”. Short fiction story. 35 edition. Revista Cronopio (Cronopio Magazine). Medellin, Colombia. November 2012.