Professor Silver's research interests include urban poverty, housing and homelessness, neighborhood change, unemployment, and social policies in Western Europe.
Since receiving a Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University, Professor Silver's research interests have included social exclusion, urban poverty and inequality, urban economic development, neighborhood change, and housing, welfare, and other social policies. Her book, Social Exclusion, will be published by Polity Press. Based on her research and teaching in South Providence, her first film, "Southside: The Fall and Rise of an Inner-City Neighborhood," is airing on RI Public Television. Professor Silver is an Affiliate of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University where she co-chairs a study group on "Social Exclusion and Inclusion in an Expanded Europe." She is Editor of the ASA's urban sociology journal, City & Community. 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 three Fulbright fellowships, fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg in Bremen, Germany, the Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, INSEE, and INED in Paris, and School of Policy Studies at the University of Bristol, UK. Other grants she received are from the National Science Foundation, DAAD, International Labour Office, Institute for Research on Poverty, Brookings Institution, and National Endowment for the Humanities. She is currently a consultant to the World Bank.
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