SYLVIA D TORTI

Curriculum Vitae

SYLVIA D TORTI portrait
  • Dean Honor College
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Honors College
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Biology

Biography

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, EARLHAM COLLEGE
  • Ph.D., Biology, University of Utah. Project: Causes and Consequences of Tropical Monodominant Forests

Honors & Awards

  • Finalist, novel competition for Cages. Schaffner Press, 02/2016
  • Short-listed in novel competition, novel Cages. Santa Fe Writers Project, 02/2016
  • Runner-up Short Story Contest, "Bread and Stone". FISH Press, 09/2011
  • Finalist, Short Story Contest, for "Bread and Stone". Cutthroat Press, 10/2009
  • Miguel Marmol Award, for first fiction by American of Latino descent. Curbstone Press, 10/2005
  • General (Adult Fiction) for "The Scorpion's Tail". Book of the Year Award Finalist, INDIEFAB , 09/2005
  • Third place for "Experimenting with Birds". River City Short Story Contest, 02/2004
  • Finalist for Short Story, "Experimenting with Birds". Jack Dyer Fiction Prize, 02/2004
  • Fully-funded 6 week fellowship at Writers Residency in Brazil. Sacatar Foundation, 09/2003
  • Writers retreat. Hedgebrook Writers Retreat, 09/2002
  • First Place, Short Story Contest, for "January 1, 1994". City Weekly, 04/2000
  • Research Fellowship. Sigma Xi, 02/1996
  • NSF Predoctoral Fellowship. National Science Foundation, 04/1995

Affiliations

  • Mapping Meaning , Co-director, 05/2012 - present

In the Media

Languages

  • Danish, functional.
  • Spanish, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Northern Europe