Professor Silver holds a PhD in Sociology from Columbia University. Her research interests includie social exclusion and inclusion, urban poverty and inequality, urban economic development, neighborhood change, and housing, welfare, and other social policies. Based on her research and teaching in South Providence, her first film, "Southside: The Fall and Rise of an Inner-City Neighborhood," and her second film on chronic homelessness, "Direction Home," aired on RI Public Television. Professor Silver was an Affiliate of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, Editor of the ASA's urban sociology journal, City & Community, and Director of the Urban Studies Program at Brown. She has held visiting appointments at Nuffield College, Oxford University, the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Université de Lille, University of Sussex, New York University, and Columbia University. She has received four Fulbright fellowships (France, Germany, Israel), fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg in Bremen, Germany, the Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, INSEE, INED and EHESS in Paris, School of Policy Studies at the University of Bristol, UK, JNU Institute for Advanced Study and CSH in New Delhi, and and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Other grants and appointments she received are from the National Science Foundation, DAAD, International Labour Office, World Bank, Institute for Research on Poverty, Brookings Institution, and National Endowment for the Humanities. Now an emeritus professor at Brown where she still advises students, she is currently Chair of the Department of Sociology and Professor of Sociology, International Affairs, and Public Policy & Public Administration at George Washington University.
|Silver, Hilary Sociology: Moral dialogues and normative change. The Social Science Journal/The Social Science Journal. 2018; 55 (1) : 19-22.|
|Silver, Hilary Dimensions of Youth Exclusion in the Middle East. The Muslim World/The Muslim World. 2017; 107 (1) : 13-40.|
|Silver, Hilary Atkinson, W., Roberts, S. and Savage, M. (eds) Class Inequality in Austerity Britain: Power, Difference and Suffering. 2012 Palgrave Macmillan 195 pp. £61.00 (hardback). The British Journal of Sociology. 2015; 66 (2) : 391-392.|
|Silver, Hilary Editorial: The Urban Sociology of Detroit. City & Community. 2015; 14 (2) : 97-101.|
|Silver, H. Progress for the Poor. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews. 2015; 44 (3) : 370-371.|
|Hilary Silver The Contexts of Social Inclusion. 2015;|
|Silver, Hilary Editorial: Communities and Neighborhoods. City & Community. 2014; 13 (2) : 97-98.|
|Silver, Hilary Editorial: The Centrality of Public Space. City & Community. 2014; 13 (1) : 1-4.|
|Silver, Hilary Divided Cities in the Middle East. City & Community. 2010; 9 (4) : 345-357.|
|Silver, Hilary Obama's Urban Policy: A Symposium. City & Community. 2010; 9 (1) : 3-12.|
|SILVER, HILARY, SCOTT, ALAN, KAZEPOV, YURI Participation in Urban Contention and Deliberation. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 2010; 34 (3) : 453-477.|
|Silver, Hilary The Social Integration of Germany since Unification. German Politics & Society. 2010; 28 (1) : 165-188.|
|Daly, Mary, Silver, Hilary Social exclusion and social capital: A comparison and critique. Theory and Society. 2008; 37 (6) : 537-566.|
|Silver, Hilary Berlin—Washington, 1800— 2000: Capital Cities, Cultural Representations, and National Identities. History: Reviews of New Books. 2007; 35 (2) : 75-76.|
|Kil, Wolfgang, Silver, Hilary From Kreuzberg to Marzahn: New Migrant Communities in Berlin. German Politics & Society. 2006; 24 (4) : 95-121.|
|Silver, H. New York and Los Angeles: Politics, Society, and Culture-A Comparative View. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews. 2006; 35 (2) : 161-162.|
2010 "Divided Cities of the Middle East." City & Community 9, 4: 345-57.
2010 "Participation in Urban Contention and Deliberation" (with Alan Scott and Yuri Kazepov). International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 34, 3 (September): 1-25.
2010 "Obama's Urban Policy: A Symposium." City and Community 9, 1: 3-12.
2010 "The Social Integration of Germany after Unification." German Politics and Society 28, 2 (Summer): 165-188.
2010 "Social Inclusion Policies: Lessons for Australia." Australian Journal of Social Issues 45, 2 (Winter): 183-211.
2009 "Reflections on Alfred Adler: A Social Exclusion Perspective." Journal of Individual Psychology 65, 4 (Winter): 319-329.
2008 "Social Exclusion and Social Capital." (with Mary Daly) Theory & Society 37, 6 (December): 537-566.
Reprinted in: Social Exclusion, ed. David Byrne. Pp. 262-313. Oxford: Routledge, 2008.
2006 "From Kreuzberg to Marzahn: New Migrant Communities in Berlin." (with Wolfgang Kil). German Politics & Society (Winter): 95-121.
2006 "The Social Ecology of Health in New York City," Pp. 139-71 in Community and Ecology: Dynamics of Place, Sustainability, and Politics, edited by Aaron McCright and Terry Clark. Macmillan/Elsevier.
2006 "Social Exclusion." Pp. 4411-13 in Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Oxford: Blackwell.
2006 "Disasters." Pp. 1174-1176 in Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Oxford: Blackwell.
Reprinted in: Working for Better Times: Rethinking Work for the 21st Century, ed. Jean-Michel Servais, Patrick Bolle, Mark Lansky, and Christine Smith. Geneva: International Labour Office, 2006.
2006 "Food Stamps." Pp. 487-91 in International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. London: Routledge.
2006 "Social Integration in the 'New' Berlin." German Politics & Society (Winter): 1-48.
2003 "Social Exclusion: The European Approach to Social Disadvantage." (with S.M. Miller) Indicators 2, 2 (Spring): 5-21.
2002 "Social Exclusion: The European Approach to Social Disadvantage." Poverty & Race 11, 5 (September/October): 1-14.
2001 "Dominicans in Providence: Transnational Intermediaries and Community Institution Building." Focaal/European Journal of Anthropology 38: 103-123.
1997 "Dual Cities? Sectoral Shifts and Metropolitan Income Inequality, 1980-1990". (with Regina Bures). Service Industries Journal 17, 1 (January): 69-92.
1994 "Social Exclusion and Social Solidarity." International Labour Review 133, nos. 5-6: 531-78.
1994 "Flexible Work and Housework: Work and Family Constraints on Women's Domestic Labor." (with Frances Goldscheider). Social Forces 72, 4 (June): 1103-19.
1993 "Homework and Domestic Work." Sociological Forum 8, 2 (June): 181-204.
1993 "National Conceptions of the New Urban Poverty: A Comparison of Britain, France, and the United States." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 17, 3 (September): 336-54.
1992 "Race and Job Dismissals in a Federal Bureaucracy." (with Craig Zwerling) American Sociological Review 57 (October): 651-60.
President's Fellow, Columbia University
Robert J. Levin Prize ("Most promise for scholarly contribution to sociology")
"Best Article in Planning," Journal of American Planning Association
Fulbright Scholar, teaching and research in the Sociology of Work, France
Fellowship, Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Universities of Bremen and Oldenburg, Germany
Fulbright Fellowship, "Urban Planning in Berlin and the Neue Laender," Germany
International Fellowship, University of Bristol, U.K., December-January
Nominee, Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto
Pembroke Faculty Fellow, seminar on "Shame," Brown University
2006 Fulbright Fellowship, "Islam in Europe," Germany and France
2006, 2011, 2012 Visiting Scholar, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fuer Sozialforschung
2007-08 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
2008 Academic Visitor, Nuffield College, Oxford
2013, 2014 Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru University Institute for Advanced Studies
2014 Visiting Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
2014-2015 Visiting Scholar, Columbia Population Research Center, Columbia Univ
2015 Fulbright Fellow (spring-summer), Tel Aviv University
2015-16 Fellow, American Institute of Indian Studies and Visiting Scholar, Centre des Sciences Humaines, New Delhi
2017 Senior Visiting Democracy Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
Chair, Department of Sociology and Professor of Sociology, International Affairs, and Public Policy & Public Administration at George Washington University.
Research affiliate, Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Editor, City & Community
American Sociological Association
- Community and Urban Sociology Section
International Sociological Association
-Research Group 21 on Urban and Regional Development
-Research Group 19 on Social Policy
Council for European Studies
Social Science History Association
Eastern Sociological Society
Urban Affairs Association
|SOC 1640 - Social Exclusion|
|URBN 1870F - Housing and Homelessness|