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Silber Mohamed
Clark University
Latino politics in the U.S., immigration, social movements, identity, women and politics
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About Me

My research interests include Latino politics and immigrant participation in the U.S.; the ongoing debate over immigration reform; and identity politics, with an emphasis on race, class, and gender.

My forthcoming book, The New Americans?: Immigration, Protest, and the Politics of Latino Identity (University Press of Kansas), focuses on the 2006 immigration policy debate and the unprecedented wave of protests that this debate sparked in Latino communities across the country.  I also explore the varying ways that the debate over immigration reform resonates with different subgroups of the Latino community.

Before my career in academia, I spent six years working as a congressional aide in the U.S. Congress.

Recent Publications

Silber Mohamed, Heather. 2015. “Americana or Latina? Gender and identity acquisition among Hispanics in the United States.” Politics, Groups and Identities. 3(1): 40-58

Silber Mohamed, Heather. 2014. “The Boundaries of Americanness: Perceived Barriers among Latino Subgroups.” In Tony Affigne, Evelyn Hu-DeHart, and Marion Orr (eds.). Latino Politics en Ciencia Política: The Search for Latino Identity and Racial Consciousness. New York: New York University Press.

Silber Mohamed, Heather. 2013. “Can Protests Make Latinos ‘American’? Identity, Immigration Politics, and the 2006 Marches.” American Politics Research. 41(2): 298–327.

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