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PATRICIA SILVER

 

Patricia Silver is a socio-cultural anthropologist affiliated with the National Coalition of Independent Scholars. For more than a decade, she has conducted ethnographic, oral history, and archival research about Puerto Rican experiences in Orlando, with an emphasis on sociocultural heterogeneity and collective identification. Silver holds a PhD from American University in Washington, DC. She has published her findings in numerous academic journals and authored expert testimony as part of a 2014 federal lawsuit against Orange County, Florida, for diluting the Latino vote during redistricting.

Other publications

Journal Articles

  • 2021 "'Asking as a Citizen': Navigating Ambiguity in the Interests of Community." The Latin Americanist, Volume 65, Number 1, March 2021, pp. 123-141.
  • 2020 "Race, Place, and Latinx Political Choices." Anthropology News website, November 9, 2020. DOI: 10.14506/AN.1531.
  • 2017 "Sunshine Politics: Puerto Rican Memory and the Political in New Destinations." CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. 29(2):4-37.
  • 2016 "'You don't look Puerto Rican': Collective Memory and Community in Orlando." Memory Studies. 9(4):405-421.
  • 2015  "Remembering Abuela: Memory, Authenticity, and Place in Puerto Rican Orlando." Latino Studies 13(3):376-401.
  • 2013 "Latinization, Race, and Cultural Identification in Puerto Rican Orlando." Southern Cultures 19(4):55-75.
  • 2010 "'I'm a Worker-Professional': Teachers and Their Classes in Puerto Rico." Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 17:1-22.
  • 2010 "'Culture Isn't Just Bingo and Salsa': Making Puertorriqueñidad in Central Florida." CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies 22(1):56-83.
  • 2007 "'Then I Do What I Want': Teachers, State, and Empire in 2000." American Ethnologist 34(2):266-282.

 

Co-authored

  • 2017  Silver, Patricia, and William Vélez. "'Let Me Go Check Out Florida': Rethinking Puerto Rican Diaspora." CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. 29(3):98-125.).
  • 2010  Duany, Jorge, and Patricia Silver. "The 'Puerto Ricanization' of Florida: Historical Background and Current Status." CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies 22(1):4-31. Guest editors' introduction to the Special Issue on Florida.

 

Book Chapters

  • 2014 "Puerto Ricans in Florida." In Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium. Edwin Meléndez and Carlos Vargas Ramos, eds., pp. 62-81. New York: CENTRO.
  • 2014 "New Puerto Rican Diasporas in the Southern United States." In Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium. Edwin Meléndez and Carlos Vargas Ramos, eds., pp. 82-97. New York: CENTRO.
  • 2013 "Local and Translocal Belonging: The Comparative Case Study of a Puerto Rican Archive." In Identity Palimpsests: Ethnic Archiving in the U.S. and Canada. Dominique Daniel and Amalia S. Levi, eds., pp. 159-170. Los Angeles: Litwin Book, LLC.

 

Book Reviews

  • 2021 Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid, William D. Lopez. American Ethnologist 48(1):128-129. https://doi.org/10.1111/amet.12998
  • 2016 Scripts of Blackness: Race, Cultural Nationalism, and U.S. Colonialism in Puerto Rico, Isar P. Godreau, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology
  • 2015 Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South, Joshi, Khyati Y., and Jigna Desai, eds. H-Net
  • 2014 Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami: Immigration & the Rise of a Global City, Elizabeth M. Aranda, Sallie Hughes & Elena Sabogal. CentroVoices
  • 2011 Land Reform in Puerto Rico: Modernizing the Colonial State, 1941-1969, Ismael García Colón. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, 16(2):1-3.