Newspaper Op-Ed Columns

“Arts open windows into big world,” Boston Herald, March 4, 2017.          http://www.bostonherald.com/opinion/op_ed/2017/03/silverman_arts_open_windows_into_big_world

“Alternative facts that come in the night,” Metrowest Daily News, February 12, 2017, http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/opinion/20170212/silverman-alternative-facts-that-come-in-night

“Eternity: Good for religion, not politics,” The Jewish Advocate, February 10, 2017,          http://www.thejewishadvocate.com/news/2017-02-10/Editorials/Eternity_good_for_religion_not_politics.html

“Today the burkini, tomorrow your own wardrobe,” Metrowest Daily News, September 10, 2016, http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/opinion/20160910/silverman-today-burkini-tomorrow-your-own-wardrobe

“Muslim Dress and Jewish déjà vu,” The Jewish Advocate, September 9, 2016, http://www.thejewishadvocate.com/news/2016-09-09/Editorials/Muslim_Dress_and_Jewish_dj__vu.html

“Donald Trump’s ‘Wayback Machine’: What golden epoch does he want America to return to?,” Metrowest Daily News, July 3, 2016, http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/opinion/20160703/silverman-donald-trumps-wayback-machine

“A narrow victory for anthropology: no Israel boycott.”  The Jewish Advocate, June 10, 2016, http://www.thejewishadvocate.com/news/2016-06-10/Editorials/A_narrow_victory_for_anthropology_no_Israel_boycot.html

“When ‘The New Colossus’ of New York Wasn’t Donald Trump,” Cognoscenti, WBUR Blog, March 16, 2016. http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2016/03/16/emma-lazarus-statue-of-liberty-donald-trump-eric-silverman

“Polyglots, xenophobes and schools,” Guest Column, Metrowest Daily News, January 23, 2016.  http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20160123/OPINION/160127714

“A Jewish perspective on slavery reparations,” Commentary, The Jewish Advocate, December 18, 2015.  http://www.thejewishadvocate.com/news/2015-12-18/Editorials/A_Jewish_perspective_on_slavery_reparations.html

“A Jewish response to political Islamophobia,” The Jewish Advocate, October 2, 2015.           http://www.thejewishadvocate.com/news/2015-10-02/Editorials/A_Jewish_response_to_political_Islamophobia.html

“The bikini and the bomb,” Guest Column, Metrowest Daily News, September 13, 2015. http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20150913/OPINION/150918389

“Moral Indigestion in the Global Pantry,” Cognoscenti, WBUR Blog, March 19, 2015. http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2015/03/19/locavores-globavores-eric-silverman

“Hearts of Gold: Valentine’s Day and Our National Identity,” Cognoscenti, WBUR blog, February 13, 2015. http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2015/02/13/valentines-day-american-consumerism-tradition-eric-silverman

“From one minority to another,” Metrowest Daily News, December 21, 2014. http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20141221/OPINION/141229625

“Obama’s Mother, the President of Afghanistan, and the Importance of Anthropology.”  WGBH On Campus Higher Education Blog (http://blogs.wgbh.org/on-campus/2014/9/29/obamas-mother-president-afghanistan-and-importance-anthropology/)

“Teach Locally, Think Globally: What’s Missing From the Common Core.”  Cognoscenti, WBUR blog, https://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2014/09/25/globalization-classroom-common-core-curriculum-eric-silverman

“Same-sex marriage and the lesson of diversity,” Guest Column, Metrowest Daily News, November 30, 2014.  http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20141130/Opinion/141139921

Letter to the Editor: Common Core Needs to Expand to Provide ‘Global’ Learning. Education Week, September 23, 2014.  http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/09/24/05letter-3.h34.html

“Welcoming Social Media in the Classroom,” The Wheelock Blog, October 2014, http://blog.wheelock.edu/social-media-in-classroom/

“Chinese lessons for American Schools,” Guest Column, Metrowest Daily News, January 19, 2014.  http://www.wheelock.edu/chinese-lessons

“A Tale of Two Fatherhoods,” Wheelock Magazine, Spring 2007.

“In the Field: The Iatmul. Tourism and Totemism in Tambunum, Papua New Guinea.” Margaret Mead Centennial 2001 website (http://www.interculturalstudies.org/iatmul.html).

“The White Man’s Burden: Review Essay of Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible,” DePauw Magazine, 1999.

“The Death of Romanticism and Crossing Cultures.” Eye on the World, DePauw University International Center, 1998.