Fabiana Silva

Assistant Professor

Fabiana Silva
Office: 734-763-0689
735 S. State St. #4121
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Fabiana Silva

Assistant Professor

Fabiana Silva is an assistant professor of public policy at the Ford School. She studies the mechanisms that perpetuate (or mitigate) group-based inequality in the labor market, with a focus on social networks and employer discrimination. Through her current projects, she examines how employers reward the referrals of black and white job applicants, the relationship between employers’ racial attitudes and their hiring behavior, and the determinants of “observed race”—that is, how people are racially classified by others. She is also working on a series of studies investigating how different ways of framing immigration affect attitudes towards immigration policy.

Education

PhD in Sociology, University of California, Berkeley (2017)