University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics

Faculty - Yolanda Flores


Yolanda Flores

Associate Professor of Spanish

  • Ph.D. Cornell University
  • C.V.
Area of expertise

Comparative literature, culture, and performance studies of the Americas (in the hemispheric sense of the word: U.S. Latino, Spanish American, and Brazilian)

Contact Information
Email: Yolanda Flores
Office: 506 Waterman

Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 12:00-1:00

Yolanda Flores is a native of California’s San Joaquín Valley. She graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, where she double-majored in history and Spanish literature. She later earned her first M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a second M.A. from Cornell University, where she also completed her Ph.D. While completing these graduate degrees, Professor Flores pursued graduate studies abroad at the Centro de Estudios Hispánicos in Madrid (under the auspice of Bryn Mawr College) and at the Programa de Posgraduacão da América Latina at the University of São Paulo (Brazil), where she studied Latin American film art, and ethnolinguistics. She also participated in the 1992 Latina/o Qualitative Research Summer Seminar, which is sponsored by the Inter-Latino University Consortium.

Aside from several articles in U.S. Latina/o and Latin American performance (drama, film, social protests, historical and literary narratives, and political and cultural activism), Professor Flores is the author of the book, The Drama of Gender: Feminist Theater by Women of the Americas (2000, second edition 2002). Her article, “Resistance and Affirmation: Teaching Spanish in the U.S. Academy,” in the forthcoming book, Women of Color in Leadership: Taking Their Rightful Place is drawn from her current book project, an academic memoir tentatively entitled Brown-Eyed Daughter of the Sun. She is also co-editing the anthology Against All Odds: Testimonios of Higher Education from California’s Agricultural Heartlands.