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Matt Snipp

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Matt Snipp

Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Humanities and Sciences, IRiSS Deputy Director
Director of Secure Data Center
Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Engagement
Executive Committee
Faculty Affiliates


C. Matthew Snipp is the Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor
of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University and Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Engagement. He is also the Director of the Stanford IRiSS Secure Data Center, and he formerly directed Stanford’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and 
Ethnicity (CCSRE).

Before moving to Stanford in 1996, he was a Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been a Research Fellow at the U.S. Bureau of the Census and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

He has published three books and over 70 articles and book chapters
on demography, economic development, poverty, and unemployment. His current research and writing explore the methodology of racial measurement, changes in the social and economic well-being of American ethnic minorities, and American Indian education. For nearly ten years, he served as an appointed member of the Census Bureau’s Racial and Ethnic Advisory Committee.

He is currently serving on the National Academy of Science’s Committee on National Statistics which provides advice to the federal statistical system.