Daniel Silver

725 Spadina, Room 244; UTSC, HL480


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Simmel; Pragmatism; Theory Visualization; Urban Sociology and Politics; Urban Evolution; Urban Informatics; Urban and Local Culture; Cultural Policy; Urban and Community Policy; Community Studies; Trust;  Neighbourhoods;  


Daniel Silver received his PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, after receiving BAs in Philosophy and Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley.

Recent Publications

  • Silver, Daniel and Terry Nichols Clark, 2016. Scenescapes: how qualities of place shape social life (University of Chicago Press).
  • Silver, D. Clayton Childress, Monica Lee, Adam Slez, and Fabio Dias (forthcoming) “Balancing Categorical Conventionality in Music.” American Journal of Sociology).
  • Brocic, M and D. Silver (2021). “Simmel’s Influence on American Sociology Since 1975.” Annual Review of Sociology.
  • Doering, J., Silver, D., & Taylor, Z. (2020). The Spatial Articulation of Urban Political Cleavages. Urban Affairs Review, 1078087420940789.