I conduct research primarily through nationally representative surveys and qualitative interviews. Areas of research include gender, sexuality, family, and rural sociology. For a full list of publications, please see my Google Scholar profile.
Silva, Tony. 2023. Daddies of a Different Kind: Sex and Romance Between Older and Younger Adult Gay Men. NYU Press. https://nyupress.org/9781479817030/daddies-of-a-different-kind/.
Silva, Tony. 2021. Still Straight: Sexual Flexibility among White Men in Rural America. New York: NYU Press. https://nyupress.org/9781479801107/still-straight/.
Silva, Tony, and Clare R. Evans. 2022. “How Do Adolescent Social Determinants and Social Contexts Shape Adult Sexual Identification?” Social Problems 69(2):817–40. doi: 10.1093/socpro/spaa074.
Silva, Tony, and Tina Fetner. 2022. “Sexual Identity‐Behavior Discordance in Canada.” Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne de Sociologie 59 (2): 156–80. https://doi.org/10.1111/cars.12372.
Silva, Tony. 2019. “Straight Identity and Same-Sex Desire: Conservatism, Homophobia, and Straight Culture.” Social Forces 97(3): 1067-1094. https://doi.org/10.1093/sf/soy064.