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Liana M. Silva

Editor at Women in Higher Education

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About Me

I am a freelance editor and writer living in Houston, Texas. Once upon a time I was on the academic career track, but now I write about academia. I am the editor of the newsletter Women in Higher Education. I also occasionally contribute to the Inside Higher Ed blog University of Venus and the sound studies academic blog Sounding Out!

Right now I'm working on a book about postcards, inspired by my geeky postcard collection that's over a decade old. If I'm not blogging, tweeting, or thinking deep thoughts; I'm busy defending pop culture on an intellectual level, snapping pictures on my iPhone, listening to audiobooks and baseball games, and discovering Houston.

In a nutshell, I am a reader, a writer, a listener, a daughter, and a mother. I also think too much about writing, popular culture, gender, and watch too much tv.

My disciplines and areas of professional expertise include…

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  • Becoming a Mentor
  • Research Collaboration
  • Answering Professional Questions


  • State University of New York at Binghamton

    • 2012 English, Phd
  • State University of New York at Binghamton

    • 2006 MA, English
  • Universidad de Puerto Rico

    • 2004 BA, English, Modern languages


  • Women in Higher Education

    • 12/2013 Editor
  • Inside Higher Ed

    • 6/2011 Blogger and Associate Editor for University of Venus at IHE
  • Freelance

    • 5/2011 Freelance editor and writing coach
  • Sounding Out! A Blog About Sound Studies

    • 5/2009 Managing Editor
  • University of Kansas

    • 7/2011 - 5/2013 Graduate Writing Specialist


  • English

  • Spanish

  • Italian

  • German