Faculty Biography

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


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. She is affiliated with 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.

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.