Biography of Yamila Azize Vargas (1953-VVVV)

Writer, activist and tireless fighter of the feminist movement in Puerto Rico, born on November 29, 1953 in Rio Piedras.

Obtained his Bachelor of Arts in 1975 and received the prize Jaime Benítez for the best research work presented in the General Studies program. Master's degree in romance languages and doctorate in Spanish and Hispano-American literature by the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, returned to Puerto Rico as a professor at the Inter-American University and on the campus of Mayagüez of the University of Puerto Rico.

He is currently Director of the project of women's studies at the Colegio Universitario de Cayey at the University of Puerto Rico, and writer and editor of the Official Gazette of the same, crafting-related activities.

She is the author of the book women in struggle: history of feminism in Puerto Rico, 1898-1900 and editor of the anthology of research trials: women in Puerto Rico. He/She has published articles and essays in magazines such as critical thinking, HOMINES, Cupey, Annals of the Caribbean, Anthropos and Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal.

He has also made educational videos on the participation of women in the professions of health in Puerto Rico between 1900 and 1930. He/She has travelled through South America, Europe, United States and the Caribbean. He/She has given lectures at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., in the University of New York in Buffalo, at the school of law at the University of Puerto Rico, in television and radio, in the Senate of Puerto Rico, and at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, among others.

He achieved further donations from the Ford Foundation for studies on the induction of abortion in Puerto Rico; as well as the Ángel Ramos Foundation to establish a center of archives and documents of women's studies at the Luisa Capetillo room in the library of the College at Cayey.