Chicana/o cultural studies, Borderlands history, Women of color feminist thought, Spatial theory/Human geography
Marisol Silva is a PhD candidate in ethnic studies with a designated emphasis in women, gender, and sexuality studies. Her dissertation 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 awards from the Social Science Research Council, the Center for Race and Gender (CRG), and the UC Diversity Initiative for Graduate Study in the Social Sciences. Silva is originally from Glendale, Arizona. She received an BA in Latin American Studies from Yale University and an MA in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley.