Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

People / Graduate Students


Marisol Silva

Chicana/o cultural studies, Borderlands history, Women of color feminist thought, Spatial theory/Human geography


Bio & Research Interests

Marisol Silva is a PhD candidate in ethnic studies with a designated emphasis in women, gender, and sexuality. Her dissertation research examines the cultural politics of space in twenty-first century Arizona.  Silva’s honors include: UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Fellowship, UC Berkeley Mentored Research Award, Outstanding GSI Award, Andrew W. Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship, and grant awards from the Social Science Research Council, the Center for Race and Gender (UCB), UC Diversity Initiative for Graduate Study in the Social Sciences (UCB).  Silva is originally from Glendale, Arizona; she received an MA in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Latin American Studies from Yale University.


Keith Feldman

Courses Taught or Assisted

  • Chicano Studies 50: Introduction to Chicano History
  • Chicano Studies 135b: Latino Narrative Film
  • Ethnic Studies 10a: History of Race and Ethnicity in Western North America
  • Ethnic Studies 101b: Humanities Methods in Ethnic Studies
  • Ethnic Studies 100: Comparative Multi-Ethnic American Literature
  • History of Art 186: Contemporary Art of the Americas