Our Faculty

Adam Silver

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science and International Studies

Contact Information

617 264-7682

Office Hours

Office: Administration Building, Room 463

Office hours: Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; Friday, 12:00-1:00 p.m.


Ph.D., Boston University; M.A., B.A., State University of New York, Albany


Adam Silver is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Emmanuel College. He specializes in American political institutions, political parties and organizations, campaign strategies, and electoral politics, social movements, and state and local politics. He has served as a policy analyst and legislative director in the New York State Senate. He received his MA in History from SUNY Albany and PhD in Political Science from Boston University in 2010.

Research Focus

Research interests include political party platforms and party development in American political history; New York State politics; and the intersection of social movements and music. Adam is a co-editor and contributor of a forthcoming volume assessing the theories and legacy of Howard Zinn. Expected publication date is 2012.

Explore Emmanuel

Let's Get Started.

Emmanuel is a place where students broaden their sense of what’s possible and prepare for inspiring careers in an ever-changing world. Be here.