Students from Prof. Marshall's 'Literature of Disability' class visited the Lowell Association for the Blind.

Jonathan Silverman

Jonathan Silverman, Associate Professor of English, Co-Director of American Studies at UMass Lowell.
Jonathan T. SilvermanAssociate Professor; English Dept. Assoc. Chair; Co-Director of American Studies
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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    (978) 934-4189
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Research Interests

American Studies, popular culture, journalism


Jonathan Silverman is an associate professor of English and co-director of American Studies at UMass Lowell. He is the author of Nine Choices: Johnny Cash and American Culture , the co-author of The World Is a Text: Writing, Reading, and Thinking about Culture and Its Contexts, and the co-editor of Remaking the American College Campus: Essays (McFarland, 2016). He has served as the Fulbright Roving Scholar in Norway (2007-2008) and was a John H. Daniels fellow at the National Sporting Library (2013-2014).

He recently published an article on Saratoga Race Course for The Cambridge Companion to Horseracing, part of a larger work on horse racing in progress. He has published work in Prospects, Poor Yorick, Kugelmass, The Rumpus, Post, The End of Austin, The Journal of the American West, The Journal of Radicalism, and The Unbearable Lightness of Betting and wrote for PBS’s website, Remotely Connected.

Silverman received his Ph.D. and M.A. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and his B.A. in English with Honors from Dartmouth College.