Alexis Silver, Associate Professor of Sociology, State University of New York, Purchase College
Alexis Silver is an associate professor of sociology and a member of the faculty of the interdisciplinary Latin American (and Latina/o) studies program at Purchase College, State University of New York. She completed her PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011. Her primary research focuses on membership and belonging for Latina/o immigrant and second-generation youth in North Carolina, and return migrant and deportee youth and young adults in Mexico. In a second line of research, she examines transnational families in the United States and Mexico. She loves teaching the research methods / junior seminar core sequence every year, but she is especially passionate about her courses on immigration and human rights and immigration and education. Her book: Shifting Boundaries: Immigrant Youth Negotiating National, State and Small Town Politics (2018) is available from Stanford University Press and on Amazon.