Carolyn S. F. Silva, Ph.D. is an assistant professor on the University of Nevada, Reno, the place she teaches undergraduate and graduate degree programs within the elementary schooling program. Silva’s important and justice-oriented scholarship speaks to the foundations of race, ethnicity, and variety throughout instructional contexts. More particularly, her analysis examines 1) the academic experiences of Latinx and AfroLatinx teams; 2) transnational insurance policies, discourses, curriculum, and practices in schooling, and 3) important approaches to social research in trainer schooling.
Dr. Silva’s interdisciplinary strategy to instructional analysis is grounded in hemispheric, diasporic, intersectional and decolonial frameworks that promote dialogues between racialized experiences of colonialism and decolonization in schooling. Her analysis pursuits usually seem in main educational journals, such because the Educational Researcher, Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies Journal and Women’s Studies Quarterly. She has co-authored a chapter on Black gendered schooling and social mobilization for the Handbook on Teaching Social Issues. Currently, Dr. Silva is engaged on a guide manuscript centered on the historical past and instructional experiences of AfroBrazilians within the United States.
Before becoming a member of the Wolf Pack, Dr. Silva spent greater than a decade instructing social research and historical past to elementary and secondary college students in Brazil. During her years as a trainer and scholar in Latin America, Silva had the chance to have interaction with culturally, linguistically, and economically various college students and collaborate with native organizers, educators, and mother and father in community-based initiatives rooted in anti-colonial and abolitionist schooling.
- Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Florida, 2022
- M.A., Political History, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (State University of Rio de Janeiro), 2016
- B.A., History, Universidade do Grande Rio (Grand River University), RJ, Brazil, 2010
- 2022-present: Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Development, University of Nevada Reno.
- 2020-2021: Research Assistant, School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida
- 2018-2022: Instructor, College of Education, University of Florida.
- 2019-2020: Internship Supervisor, Site-based Implementation of Teacher Education Program, College of Education, University of Florida.
- 2016-2019: Research Assistant, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Office of Research, University of Florida.
- 2012-2016: History Teacher, Saint Ignatius School, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Silva, Carolyn. (2022, May). We have been right here all alongside: The Hidden Stories and Agentic Efforts of Afro-Brazilian Immigrants in Florida. Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Busey, Christopher, Silva, Carolyn. (2022, May). Hemispheric Perspectives on Critical Theories of Race in Education: A Side-By-Side Reading of Derrick Bell and Abdias do Nascimento. Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Silva, Carolyn. (2022, April). Beyond Latinidad, Towards Blackness: The Educational Experiences of Afro Brazilian Immigrants in South Florida. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.
Silva, Carolyn. (2020, December). Miami’s Forgotten Brazilians: Racialization and the Politics of Exclusion of AfroBrazilians in South Florida. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
Silva, Carolyn. (2020, December). The Future of AfroLatinx Studies. Latinx Project. New York University.
Silva, Carolyn, Dowie-Chin, Tianna (2018, November). Call it like it’s: A important race idea examination of bullying in social research curriculum. College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Busey, Christopher, Silva, Carolyn. (2018, November). Troubling the Essentialist Ethos of “Brown”: A Transnational Anti-Black Sociopolitical and Sociohistorical Genealogy of Latinxs as a Brown Monolith. American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Annual Conference, Greenville, SC.
Silva, Carolyn & Busey, Christopher (Forthcoming). Hemispheric Perspectives on Critical Theories of Race in Education: A Side-By-Side Reading of Derrick Bell and Abdias do Nascimento.
Silva, Carolyn. (2021). “Africa has a History:” An Afro-Diasporic Examination of Black Education in Colombia and Brazil. Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies Journal, DOI: 10.1080/17442222.2021.1974588.
Busey, C.L., & Silva, Carolyn (2020). Troubling the essentialist discourse of brown in schooling: The anti-black sociopolitical and sociohistorical etymology of Latinxs as a brown monolith. Educational Researcher, 50(3):176-186. DOI: 10.3102/0013189X20963582
Busey, Cristopher. L., & Silva, Carolyn. (2020). Black gendered lives matter in all places: An intersectional and international strategy to understanding anti-black racism, racial violence and Black resistance. In T. Hawley & P.T. Chandler (Eds.), Handbook on instructing social points (2nd ed.). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
- EDEL 453: Methods for Teaching PK-8 Social Studies
- EDEL 653: Methods for Teaching PK-8 Social Studies
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