Vesta Silva

Title: Professor
Degrees: B.A., Indiana University (Indianapolis); M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Phone: 332-4385
Office Location:  VCCA 308

Spring 2024 Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9:30-10:45am; Fridays 2:30-3:30pm

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.