Dr. Derek Silva is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at King's University College at Western University, focusing on critical sociology and criminology, sport, punishment, terrorism and ‘radicalization’ studies. His peer-reviewed work can be found in Punishment & Society, Crime, Media, Culture, Sociology of Sport Journal, Sociological Forum, Race & Class, and Educational Gerontology. As part of an ongoing public sociology campaign, Dr. Silva has also published numerous articles in major media outlets such as Time Magazine, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, Jacobin Magazine, The Baffler, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and co-hosts a podcast on labour, harm, and injustice in the sporting world called The End of Sport.
Luscombe, Alex, Kevin Walby and Derek Silva (eds.). Forthcoming. Changing of the Guards: Private Influences, Privatization, and Criminal Justice in Canada. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.
Deflem, Mathieu and Derek Silva (eds.). 2021. Media and Law: Between Free Speech and Censorship (Volume 26). Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance. Bingley, UK. Emerald.
Silva, Derek and Mathieu Deflem (eds.). 2020. Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization (Volume 25). Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance. Bingley, UK: Emerald.
Deflem, Mathieu and Derek M.D. Silva (eds.). 2019. Methods of Criminology and Criminal Justice Research (Volume 24). Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance. Bingley, UK: Emerald.
Sardoc, Mitja, C. A. J. Coady, Vittorio Bufacchi, Fathali Moghaddam, Quassim Cassam, Derek Silva, Nenad Miscevic, Gorazd Andrejc, Zdenko Kodelja, Boris Vezjak, Michael A. Peters, and Marek Tesar. 2021. “Philosophy of Education in a New Key: On Radicalization and Violent Extremism.” Educational Philosophy and Theory.
Kennedy, Liam and Derek Silva. 2020. “Discipline That Hurts”: Punitive Logics and Governance in Sport. Punishment & Society 22(5): 658-680.
Kennedy, Liam and Derek Silva. 2020. “Knuckle-Dragging Thugs”: Civilizing Processes and the Biosocial Revolution in the National Hockey League.” Crime, Media, Culture 17(1): 105-126.
Castleton, Alex, Alejandro Cid, and Derek Silva. 2020. “For Older Folks Like Me, These Things Are Over Us…”: The Challenge of Embedding iPads in Everyday Life Within a Long-term Care Facility.” Educational Gerontology 46(4): 167-181.
Kennedy, Liam, Derek Silva, William Cipolli, and Madelaine Coehlo. 2019. “We Are All Broncos: Hockey, Tragedy, and the Formation of Canadian National Identity.'' Sociology of Sport Journal 36(4): 189-202.
Silva, Derek, 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): 324-333.
Silva, Derek. 2018. "Radicalisation: The Journey of a Concept Revisited." Race & Class 59(4): 34-53.
Silva, Derek. 2017. "The Othering of Muslims: Discourses of Radicalization in the New York Times, 1969-2014." Sociological Forum 32(1): 138-161.
Silva, Derek and Mathieu Deflem. 2020. “Exporting Preemption: The Transnational Diffusion of Counter-Radicalisation Policing Strategies.” Pp. 179-200 in The Development of Transnational Policing: Past, Present and Future, edited by J.L.M McDaniel, K. E. Stonard & D.J. Cox. Albingdon, UK: Routledge.
Silva, Derek. 2019 "Police and Radicalization." Pp. 249-262 in The Handbook of Social Control, edited by M. Deflem. Walden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.
Deflem, Mathieu, Derek Silva, and Anna S. Rogers. 2018. "Domestic Spying: A Comparative Historical Perspective." Pp. 109-125 in the Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems, Edited by A. Javier Trevino. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Silva, Derek. 2018. “Committing Sociology in an Age of “Fake News”: Mass Media, Twitter and the Struggle for Knowledge in the Public Sphere.” Pp. 87-120 in Sociological Theory in Scientific Perspective, edited by J. Michalski. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
Deflem, Mathieu and Derek 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.
“There’s never been a better time for college athletes to unionize.” The Guardian, May 27, 2021. (w/ Nathan Kalman-Lamb & Johanna Mellis)
“’I signed my life to rich white guys’: Athletes on the racial dynamics of college sports.” The Guardian, March 17, 2021. (w/ Nathan Kalman-Lamb & Johanna Mellis)
“A ruthlessly exploitative college football season finally draws to a close.” The Guardian, January 11, 2021. (w/ Nathan Kalman-Lamb & Johanna Mellis)
“Players rip a ‘corrupt’ college football season.” The Daily Beast, January 10, 2021. (w/ Nathan Kalman-Lamb & Johanna Mellis)
“College basketball needs to shut down during the Covid-19 pandemic.” TIME Magazine, December 21, 2020. (w/ Nathan Kalman-Lamb & Johanna Mellis)
“Both football players and fans are sacrificial lambs for money-hungry universities.” Jacobin Magazine, October 28, 2020. (w/ Nathan Kalman-Lamb & Johanna Mellis)
“College football feels all too normal during the pandemic.” TIME Magazine, October 22, 2020. (w/ Nathan Kalman-Lamb & Johanna Mellis)
“College football in a pandemic reveals our capacity for Trumpism.” The Baffler Magazine, October 19, 2020. (w/ Nathan Kalman-Lamb & Johanna Mellis)
“Red-Scare rhetoric isn’t gone from American sport.” Jacobin Magazine, August 30, 2020. (w/ Nathan Kalman-Lamb & Johanna Mellis)
“Cancelling the college football season is about union busting, not health.” The Guardian, August 12, 2020. (w/ Nathan Kalman-Lamb & Johanna Mellis)
“’We need help’: College football players respond to COVID-19 on campus.” The Guardian, August 3, 2020. (w/ Nathan Kalman-Lamb & Johanna Mellis)
“Canceling the college-football season isn’t enough.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 17, 2020. (w/ Nathan Kalman-Lamb & Johanna Mellis)
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