Claire Silva, Community Liaison & Project Archivist

Claire Silva is a lifelong resident of Bethlehem, PA, and her research focuses on the rhetorical history of the relationship between Lehigh University and South Bethlehem. Her master’s thesis, “Above and Apart: A Textual and Spatial Analysis of Town-Gown Tension at Lehigh University,” argues that varying texts–both traditional and non-traditional–inform interactions between the university and the city. She earned her Master’s Degree in English from Lehigh University in 2019.