Rolena Adorno Named a Sterling Professor at Yale University

Rolena Adorno, chair of the department of Spanish and Portuguese, was named a Sterling Professor at Yale University.

A Sterling professorship is the highest honor bestowed on Yale faculty. It is awarded by the president of the university to academics considered the very best in their field. Forty Sterling Professorships have been authorized. The latest Yale faculty report stated that 12 percent of Sterling Professors are women.

Professor Adorno is the author of Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction and The Polemics of Possession in Spanish American Narrative. She is also the editor of From Oral to Written Expression: Native Andean Chronicles of the Early Colonial Period.

Professor Adorno is a graduate of the University of Iowa. She holds a master’s degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Spanish from Cornell University.

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