Faculty Profile

Andrea Silva

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Political Science
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, University of California, Riverside, 2015.
Degree Specialization: American Politics, Racial and Ethnic Politics
Dissertation Title: Rethinking State Immigration Laws: New Actors, Processes, and Avenues for Research
MA, Illinois State University, 2009.
Major: Government and Politics
Dissertation Title: The Rise Of A Neo-Liberal Immigration Paradigm in the United States
BA, Loyola Marymount University, 2003.
Major: Political Science

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 3105.001, Political Economy of Race, Gender and Immigration, Spring 2023
PSCI 3103.002, U.S. Immigration Politics, Spring 2023

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 2305.801, US Political Behavior and Policy, Summer 3W1 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5040.001, Proseminar in American Political Behavior, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5040.601, Proseminar in American Political Behavior, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3103.001, U.S. Immigration Politics, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3105.001, Political Economy of Race, Gender and Immigration, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.008, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5040.001, Proseminar in American Political Behavior, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5040.600, Proseminar in American Political Behavior, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3103.001, U.S. Immigration Politics, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3103.002, U.S. Immigration Politics, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2315.001, Honors US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2315.003, Honors US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2315.004, Honors US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3105.001, Political Economy of Race, Gender and Immigration, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3105.002, Political Economy of Race, Gender and Immigration, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3105.003, Political Economy of Race, Gender and Immigration, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.001, US Political Behavior and Policy, Summer 3W1 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3100.002, Topics in American Government, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 3100.003, Topics in American Government, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.005, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.001, US Political Behavior and Policy, Summer 3W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3100.002, Topics in American Government, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.002, US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3100.003, Topics in American Government, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.005, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3100.002, Topics in American Government, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.002, US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3100.003, Topics in American Government, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.005, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3100.002, Topics in American Government, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1050.001, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1050.008, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Silva, A., Toro-Morn, M. (2019). The Paradox of State Control in the Global Age of Migrations: The 2018 Central American Immigrant Caravan. Political Authority, Social Control and Public Policy. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/S2053-769720190000031009/full/html
Silva, A. (2018). La Colectiva: Peer Mentoring on the Path to Thrival. Counternarratives from Women of Color Academics: Bravery, Vulnerability, and Resistance.
Book Review
Silva, A. (2019). Handcuffs and Chain Link: Criminalizing the Undocumented in America. By Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien. Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Series. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018. 192 pp., $30.00 (cloth or Ebook).. Cambridge: Cambridge. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-race-ethnicity-and-politics/article/handcuffs-and-chain-link-criminalizing-the-undocumented-in-america-by-benjamin-gonzalez-obrien-race-ethnicity-and-politics-series-charlottesville-university-of-virginia-press-2018-192-pp-3000-cloth-or-ebook/FAB582DE0E4A5C11D899055D40C1AA2A
Encyclopedia Article
Silva, A. PROMESA Act.
Journal Article
Okundaye, G. C., Ishiyama, J. T., Silva, A. (2022). “Pre-Migratory Political Experiences with Autocracy and Violence and Immigrants’ Willingness to Vote". Social Science Quarterly.
Silva, A., Esparza, D. (2021). Race and Trust in the Police. Social Science Quarterly.
Wong, T., Shklyan, K., Silva, A. Fractured Immigration Federalism: How Dissonant Immigration Enforcement Policies Affect Undocumented Immigrants. Publius: The Journal of Federalism.
Ishiyama, J. T., Silva, A. (2020). "Unpacking the Suitcase: Pre-migratory experiences with ethnic violence and descriptive representation among Asian Americans." (second listing). Social Science Quarterly.
Silva, A., Esparza, D., Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Branton, R. P. (2020). Perceived police performance, racial experiences, and trust in local government. Politics, Groups and Identities.
Silva, A., Huckle, K. (2020). People of Color, People of Faith: The Effect of Social Capital and Religion on The Political Participation of Marginalized Communities.. Religions. 11(5), 249. MDPI.
Garcia Bedolla, L., Silva, A. (2020). Emancipatory Pedagogies: Fostering Political Engagement through Action. Politics, Groups and Identities. 5.
Silva, A., Skulley, C. (2018). Always Running: Candidate Emergence Among Women of Color Over Time. Political Research Quarterly. New York: Sage. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1065912918789289
Silva, A. (2018). Direct-Democracy Rules: The Effect of Direct Democracy on State Immigration Legislation. PS: Political Science & Politics. 51(2), 298-303. Denton:. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ps-political-science-and-politics/article/directdemocracy-rules-the-effect-of-direct-democracy-on-state-immigration-legislation/AF8E20124338ABA98AA6A4C241362209
Skully, C., Silva, A., Lang, M., Collingwood, L., Bishin, B. (2017). Majority rule vs. minority rights: immigrant representation despite public opposition on the 1986 immigration reform and control act. Politics, Groups and Identities. Taylor & Francis. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21565503.2016.1234961
Silva, A. (2016). Neoliberalism confronts Latinos: Paradigmatic shifts in immigration practices. 14(1), . Palgrave Macmillan. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/lst.2015.50#aboutarticle
KCET PBS History and Society
Silva, A. (2020). The Fight is Far from Over: Prop 187, a New Jim Crow and Immigration Today. https://www.kcet.org/shows/187/the-fight-is-far-from-over-prop-187-a-new-jim-crow-and-immigration-today
Newspaper
Silva, A. (2019). How California’s Prop. 187 is still shaping immigration policy — 25 years after it passed. Other. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/11/25/how-californias-prop-is-still-shaping-immigration-policy-years-after-it-passed/

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Silva, A., "Conference Support Grant," Sponsored by Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (August 2018 – Present).
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    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
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