Patricia Silver is a sociocultural anthropologist. Her book Sunbelt Diaspora: Race, Class, and Latino Politics in Puerto Rican Orlando, is the product of over ten years of ethnographic, oral history, and archival research in Orlando, Florida. The project examines the challenges to and strategies for Latino, and especially Puerto Rican, political community formation in Orlando, where a historic black-white racial landscape and post–1960s claims to “color-blindness” combine with neoliberal political-economic ideologies that celebrate individual achievement in an emerging multiculturalism. Her publications for this project, as well as a previous project on Puerto Rican school reform in the 1990s, have appeared in American Ethnologist; CENTRO Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies; Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power; Op. Cit.: Revista del Centro de Investigaciones Históricas; Southern Cultures; Memory Studies; and Latino Studies.