Assistant Professor
Cultural Studies and Interpersonal
310 Bingham Hall
Curriculum Vitae
kumi@email.unc.edu

Dr. Silva’s research is at the intersections of feminism, identity and Identification, post-colonial studies, and popular culture. She is the author of Brown Threat: Identification in the Security State (2016, University of Minnesota Press) and co-editor of Feminist Erasures: Challenging Backlash Culture (2015, Palgrave UK). Her work has appeared in Social Identities, South Asian Popular Culture, and Cultural Studies. Silva has also published book chapters on race, global media, and film.