Student Profile

Sergio Manuel Silva

PhD Candidate, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese


I am a second year PhD student in the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese at UVA. My research is focused on Early Modern Spanish texts (Don Quijote and poetry) and the ways lived experience is mediated through the artist’s craft. I have been involved in radio and cultural audio projects for a long time (both as producer and as a devoted listener) and it is something that I love. I am from Colombia and I just completed my first year in the U.S.



Afterlives in Stone

Afterlives in Stone

The complexity of honoring both the presence and erasure of enslaved laborers at the University of Virginia