Silvia Cristina Leirana Alcocer

Silvia Cristina Leirana Alcocer is a professor and researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Her research interests include contemporary Mexican, Maya, and mestizo literature and transdiscursivity in film and literature. Her book Conjurando el silencio: Algunos aspectos de la diversidad literaria [Summoning silence: some aspects of literary diversity] appeared in 2005, and her Catálogo de textos mayos publicados entre 1990 y 2009 [Catalogue of Maya texts published between 1990 and 2009] was published in 2011. Her writing has appeared in publications including El Diario del SuresteTiempo LibreTierra Adentro, Navegaciones ZUR, and Revista de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, as well as various anthologies. She currently teaches courses dedicated to the literature of the indigenous peoples of America, and particularly the Maya literature of the Yucatán Peninsula.


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