Silvia Ferreira received her BA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College. Her fields of study include modern Brazilian Studies, Middle East Studies, and Global Studies. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the twentieth- and twenty-first century cultural production of Arab immigrants in Brazil. Her primary research languages are Portuguese, Spanish, and Arabic. Silvia also completed doctoral emphases in Translation Studies and in College & University Teaching. In addition to Comparative Literature, she has also taught in the Spanish & Portuguese Department and in the Writing Program. In Fall 2016 she moved to the University of Washington Bothell as full-time Lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, a position that is renewable and comes with research support as well.