Jill Silos-Rooney, Ph.D.

Professor of History


Ph.D., History, University of New Hampshire

M.A., University of Colorado

B.A., University of Connecticut


  • Author of Everybody Get Together: The Politics of the Counterculture
  • Professor of history at MassBay Community College


Jill Silos-Rooney is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed content on US Liberal Politics. She writes about First Amendment history and authors the Open Academic blog, which focuses on higher education policy, student and educator concerns, and new education technology.  She currently serves as Assistant Professor of History at MassBay Community College.

Her research focuses on constitutional history, specifically civil rights and civil liberties. She is also an experienced political organizer committed to building a more equitable society for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, or sexual orientation.




Jill Silos-Rooney earned a Ph.D. in History from the University of New Hampshire.

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