The Ford School is delighted to announce that Tamar Mitts and Fabiana Silva will join us as assistant professors this fall.
Tamar Mitts will earn her PhD in political science from Columbia University in May. She specializes in comparative politics and international relations, with a focus on political violence, conflict, radicalization and extremism.
Before pursuing her PhD at Columbia, Mitts worked as a counterterrorism research officer in the Israeli Directorate of Military Intelligence and in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mitts holds a master's degree in political science from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in politics from New York University.
Fabiana Silva will earn her PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in June. Her current research seeks to understand the mechanisms that perpetuate or mitigate group-based inequality in the labor market, with a focus on social networks and employer discrimination.
Before pursuing graduate studies, Silva served as a research associate with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency in Oakland, California. She received her master's degree in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and her bachelor's degree in social studies from Harvard University.