Women's and Gender Studies

Heather Silber Mohamed

Heather Silber Mohamed, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: 508-793-7797
Email: hsilbermohamed@clarku.edu

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B.A., Tufts University, 1998
M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science, 2002
M.A., Brown University, 2008
Ph.D., Brown University, 2012

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Silber Mohamed's research interests include Latino politics, immigrant socialization and participation, immigration policy, and identity politics in the U.S., with a focus on the influence of race, class, and gender. She teaches courses on American government, Latino politics, women and politics, race and ethnicity, research methods, and the politics of food. Her book, The New Americans?: Immigration, Protest, and the Politics of Latino Identity (University Press of Kansas, 2017) focuses on the wave of Latino-led protests that occurred across the United States in 2006 in response to an immigration bill pending before the U.S. Congress. She is affiliated with the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies (CGRAS), the Latin American and Latino Studies concentration, and the program in Women's and Gender Studies. Dr. Silber Mohamed also worked for six years on Capitol Hill, in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.


Silber Mohamed, Heather. 2017. The New Americans?: Immigration, Protest, and the Politics of Latino Identity. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas.

Peer Review Journal Articles

Silber Mohamed, Heather. 2015. “Americana or Latina? Gender and identity acquisition among Hispanics in the United States.” Politics, Groups, and Identities. 3 (1): pp. 40-58.
Silber Mohamed, Heather. 2013. “Can Protests Make Latinos ‘American’?  Identity, Immigration Politics, and the 2006 Marches.” American Politics Research. 41(2): pp. 298-326.

Additional Peer-review Publications

Silber Mohamed, Heather and Emily Farris. Forthcoming. “Immigration Politics and Policy in the United States.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science. Ed. Sandy Maisel. New York: Oxford University Press.

Other Publications

Silber Mohamed, Heather. Forthcoming. “Immigration Reform and the 2014 Midterms: The Politics of Executive Action.” in Chris Galdieri, Tauna Sisco, and Jennifer Lucas (eds). Races, Reforms, & Policy:  Implications of the 2014 Midterm Election. Akron, OH: University of Akron Press.
Silber Mohamed, Heather. 2016. “Americana or Latina? Gender and identity acquisition among Hispanics in the United States.” in Zoe Oxley (ed.) Gender and Political Psychology. New York: Routledge.
Mueller, Lisa, Heather Silber Mohamed, and Stephanie Slocum-Schaeffer. 2015. “Teaching Research Methods.” PS: Political Science and Politics. (names alphabetical; contributions equal)
Silber Mohamed, Heather. 2014. “The Boundaries of American-ness: Perceived Barriers among Latino Subgroups” in Tony Affigne, Marion Orr and Evelyn Hu-DeHart (eds). Latino Politics En Ciencia Política: The Search for Latino Identity and Racial Consciousness.  New York: New York University Press pp. 132-157.