Dr. Derek Silva

Dr. Derek Silva

Assistant Professor

Office: W230

Phone: 4415

E-mail: dsilva28@uwo.ca​

Research Interests: 

Critical criminology, terrorism and radicalization, policing, corruption, and sport.

Courses Taught: 

Sociology 2205 - Statistics for Sociology
Sociology 3363 - Sociology of Terrorism
Sociology 3336 - Sociology of Sport & Physical Fitness


Ph.D. in Sociology - University of South Carolina
M.A. in Sociology - Carleton University
B.A. with Honours in Criminology - UOIT

Selected Publications: 

Silva, Derek M.D., William Cipolli, and Roy Bower. 2018. "In Search of a Five-Star: The Centrality of Body Discourses in the Scouting of High School Football Athletes." Sociology of Sport Journal 35(3): forthcoming.

Silva, Derek M.D. 2018. "Radicalisation: The Journey of a Concept Revisited." Race & Class 59(4): forthcoming.

Silva, Derek M.D. 2017. "The Othering of Muslims: Discourses of Radicalization in the New York Times, 1969-2014." Sociological Forum 32(1): 138-161.

Silva, Derek M.D. "Police and Radicalization." Forthcoming Chapter in The Handbook of Social Control, edited by M. Deflem. Walden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.

Deflem, Mathieu, Derek M.D. Silva, and Anna S. Rogers. "Domestic Spying: A Comparative Historical Perspective." Forthcoming chapter in the Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems, Edited by A. Javier Trevino. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Deflem, Mathieu and Derek M.D. Silva. "Comparative and Historical Analysis." Forthcoming chapter in the Encyclopedia of Research Methods and Statistical Techniques in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Edited by J.C. Barnes and D.R. Forde. Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.