C. Matthew Snipp
C. Matthew Snipp

Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences

Stanford University

C. Matthew Snipp is the Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. He is also the director for the Institute for Research in the Social Science’s Secure Data Center and formerly directed Stanford’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity. His current research and writing deals with the methodology of racial measurement and changes in the social and economic well-being of American ethnic minorities. For nearly 10 years, he served as an appointed member of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Racial and Ethnic Advisory Committee. He also has been involved with several advisory working groups evaluating the 2000 census and three National Academy of Science panels focused on the 2010 and 2020 censuses. He also has served as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics, as well as an elected member of the Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research’s Council. Snipp holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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