Steven E Silvern

Steven E Silvern

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professor
Office: MH-328E
Phone: 978-542-6042
Email: steven.silvern@salemstate.edu
Resume: Steven E Silvern [PDF 35KB]

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
2999 01 GPH110 World Regions
3005 02 GPH222 Geography of the United States
3014 01 GPH371 Environment Sustainability and Society
3465 S1 GPH105 Introduction to Geography
3776 02 GPH400 Directed Study in Geography

Professional Biography

B.A. Clark University
M.A.  University of Illinois-Urbana
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional Interests

I am a cultural-political geographer whose primary research interests have centered on Native American Geographies, Geography of Food Systems and the Geography of Israel and the Middle East.  Much of my recent work has centered on mapping the food systems of Masschusetts CSA and a study on the geography and characteristics of Community Supported Fisheries.  In both teaching and research, I am interested in the emergence of local and sustainable food systems and the debates over the spatiality (local v. global) of sustainable food discourse.  My goal is to continue to engage undergraduates and graduate students in this topic and create a Salem State University Sustainable Food Systems Project.  In the fall, a new food course will include a project on assessing Essex County's food system needs, challenges and prospects.  A second long term project is the study of the emergence of the "new Jewish food movement."  This project is unique in that it will focus on issues relating community identity to local and sustainable food systems. The project is in its early stages - with concept and theoretical idea formation and some data collection this summer (2013).

Selected Publications

S. Silvern, "Re-ordering the Geography of Indian Country: Historical Geographies of Removal, Reservations and Assimilation,"  in North American Odyssey: Historical Geographies for the Twenty-First Century,  eds. Craig Colten and Timothy Buckley,  Rowman and Littlefield, March 2014.

S. Silvern,  "Red Power Movement" and "Native American Sovereignty"   entries in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West, (ed.)  Steven Danver.  Sage Reference Publications.   June 2013.

S. Silvern and S.S. Young (eds.)   Environmental Change and Sustainability.  InTech Open Access Publisher, May 2013  http://www.intechopen.com/books/environmental-change-and-sustainability

Food to Table: Mapping Alternative and Local Food in Massachusetts, in Food:  An Atlas, February 2013
Community Supported Fisheries in Massachusetts, In Food: An Atlas, February 2013
http://guerrillacartography.net/home.htm

Executive Editor, The Northeastern Geographer, Vol. 3-5 (2011- ), Journal of the New England-St.
Lawrence Valley Geographical Society (NESTVAL-AAG). Annual Peer Reviewed Journal
www.nestvalonline.org

Sustainable Development; Native Hunting and Fishing Rights; Chippewa: The Encyclopedia of Native Peoples, Ed. Stephen Danvers,  M.E. Sharpe,  2012.

Young, S.S. and S. Silvern (eds.) International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change, InTech Open Access Publisher. ISBN 979-953-307-109-0, 2012

“Global Climate Change On-Line Learning Module,” AAG On-Line Center for Global Geography
Education. With Chew Hung and Colin Arrowsmith. Available at: http://globalgeography.aag.org/GlobalClimateChange1e/index.html 2010

Co-Editor (Lead), The Northeastern Geographer, Vol 1-2. (2009-2010), Journal of the New England-St.
Lawrence Valley Geographical Society (NESTVAL-AAG). Annual Peer Reviewed Journal.

“Native American Protest,” Encyclopedia of Protest and Revolution in World History
Immanuel Ness and Geoffroy de Laforcade, General Editors, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers
2009: 2411-2421.

“Negotiating Ojibwe Treaty Rights: Towards a critical geopolitics of state-tribal relations,” special
Issue on Indigenous Geographies, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Vol. 32. October 2008.

“Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. Lester P. Voigt,” Treaties with
American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty, (ed) Donald Fixico ABC-
CLIO, 2008.

“Reserved Rights Doctrine,” Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and
Sovereignty, (ed) Donald Fixico ABC-CLIO, 2008.

“Indian Harvesting Practices in the Midwest,” The American Mid-West, Indiana University Press, 2006.

“State-Centrism, the Equal Footing Doctrine and the Historical Legal-Geographies of American Indian Treaty Rights,” Historical Geography, Fall 2002 (30): 33-58.

“States, Tribes, the EPA and the Territorial Politics of Environmental Protection.” In States and Tribes, (eds.) Brad Bays and Erin Fouberg. Lamham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002.

“Reclaiming the Reservation: The Geopolitics of Wisconsin Anishinaabe Natural Resource Rights,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2000 (24): 131-153.

“Progress in Forest Resource Management on Native American Indian Reservations,” Native Assets Research Center Research Report #1, (Fredericksburg, VA: First Nations Development Institute), Summer 2000.

"Scales of Justice: Law, American Indian Treaty Rights and the Political Construction of Scale,” Political Geography 1999 (18): 639-668.

"The Geography of Ojibwe Treaty Rights in Northern Wisconsin." In Wisconsin Land and Life, (eds.) Robert Ostergren and Thomas Vale. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

"Nature, Territory and Identity in the Wisconsin Treaty Rights Controversy." Ecumene. 1995(2): 267-292.
 

Selected Presentations

2013 Place, Identity and The New Jewish Food Movement:  !6th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 1, 2013

2013  “Mapping the Local Food Web of New England”. (with Jessica Silveri), Faculty and Graduate Student Research Day, Salem State University, May 2, 2013.

2013  Boat to Table:  The Emerging Geography of Community Supported Fisheries (with Jessica Silveri), Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA  April 2013.

2012 Mapping the Massachusetts Food System: Preliminary Results, with Milan Budhathoki (graduate research assistant). Poster Presentation, Faculty and Graduate Student Research Day, Salem State University, May 3, 2012.

2012 The Alternative Food Movement and the Changing Agri-Food Geography of Massachusetts, 1985-2011. With Milan Budhathoki (graduate research assistant). Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, NY. February 2012

2010 Local Food, Local Farms: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Sustainability, Meeting of the International Geographical Union Congress, Tel Aviv, Israel; July 2010

2009 The Global Climate Change Module of the Center for Global Geography Education Project,
105th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV. March 22-
27, 2009. (with Colin Arrowsmith)

2008 Paranoid Nationalism and the Geographical Imaginings of the Modern Anti-Indian Movement in
the United States. 104th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston,
MA. April 14-19, 2008.

2008 Discussant, Indigenous Peoples and Tourism Panel, 104th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA. April 14-19, 2008.

2007 Collaborative Teaching and Learning in Introductory Geography Courses, Annual Meeting of the
New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society, New Haven, CT. Nov. 2-4, 2007

2007 Decolonizing American Indian Geographies. Presidential Plenary Session (invited speaker). Annual Meeting of the Assoc. of Pacific Coast Geographers, Long Beach, CA. Oct. 19, 2007.