Degrees: B.A., Indiana University (Indianapolis); M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa
Office Location: VCCA 308
Fall 2022 Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00am-12:00pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-10:30am
Vesta T. Silva earned her PhD in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa. She is a Professor of Communication, Film, and Theatre and Global Health Studies. Her research focuses on representations of science, medicine, health, and identity in contemporary American public culture.
She teaches a range of courses in the department including Communication and Democratic Life, Gender and Public Communication, and a course on Hollywood representations of disabilities and illnesses. She also teaches courses in the Global Health Studies program.