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Associate Professor

Area of Study: Cultural Studies and Interpersonal

Office: 145 Bynum Hall
Office Hours: By Appointment

Curriculum Vitae





Dr. Silva’s research is at the intersection of identity, politics, post-colonial studies, cultural studies, and popular culture. She is the author of Brown Threat: Identification in the Security State (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) and co-editor of Feminist Erasures: Challenging Backlash Culture (Palgrave UK, 2015) and of Migration, Identity, and Belonging: Defining Borders and Boundaries of the Homeland (Routledge 2020). Her current research extends the exploration of identification in Brown Threat to understanding how affective relationships, especially calls to and of love, animate regulatory practices that are deeply cruel and alienating.