Kiva Silver

User Kiva Silver

User Continuing Lecturer

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Humanities Division

Continuing Lecturer


Stevenson College Academic Building

Office Hours for Spring, 2022: Mondays, 2:30pm-3:45pm and Wednesdays, 3:45pm-5:00pm. If you would like to meet with me but cannot come during these times, please email me to schedule an appointment either in person or via Zoom.

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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.   

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

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

Excellence in Teaching Award, Writing Program, UCSC, 2017


  • "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