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Kiva Silver
  • Title
    • Senior Continuing Lecturer
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Stevenson College
    • History Department
    • Writing Program
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Stevenson College Academic Building, 209
  • Office Hours Office Hours for Spring '24: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00-1:15pm
  • Mail Stop Stevenson Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Nationalism, European Studies, History, Writing
  • Courses HIS 105: Nations & Nationalism (Spring, 2023); HIS 196K: Topics in European Intellectual History; HIS 70A: Modern European History, 1500-1815 (Fall, 2022); HIS 178B: 19th-century European Intellectual History; HIS 170A: Old Regime France and the French Revolution (Winter, 2023); HIS 196I: French Revolution; Writing 2: The Art of Living (Spring, 2023); College 1, Stevenson (Fall, 2022); STEV 43 (College Scholars Program): Contemporary Nationalism (Winter, 2023)

Summary of Expertise

Modern European History
French History
Nation-state Development & Nationalism
Immigration & Integration in Europe
Rhetoric and Composition

Biography, Education and Training

Kiva Silver graduated with honors from UCSD in 1999 after completing a BA degree in history.  After earning his M.Phil in Economic and Social HIstory and a D.Phil in European History from Cambridge University in 2004, Kiva Silver completed a master's degree in Sociology at UCSC in 2006. He is currently a continuing lecturer in the History Department, the Writing Program, and Stevenson College at UCSC.   

Honors, Awards and Grants

Excellence in Teaching Award, Writing Program, UCSC, 2017


Selected Publications

  • "Building Communities: Immigration, Occupation and the Boundaries of Limousin Solidarity in Nineteenth-Century Paris," French Historical Studies, vol. 35, no. 1 (Winter, 2012): 61-92.
  • "The Peasants of Paris: Limousin Migrant Masons in the Nineteenth-Century," French History, 2014

Teaching Interests

Nations and Nationalism
Early Modern and Modern European History
French History
Rhetoric and Composition (Writing 2)