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Matt Snipp, 2023. Credit: Credit: Nikolas Liepins/Ethography

About the Interim Vice Provost

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C. Matthew Snipp (he/him/his) 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 Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement, and the Director for the Institute for Research in the Social Science’s Secure Data Center. He formerly directed Stanford’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE). 


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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. Professor Snipp has published three books and over 70 articles and book chapters on demography, economic development, poverty, and unemployment. His current research and writing deals with the demography of the American Indian population, the methodology of racial measurement, changes in the social and economic well-being of American ethnic minorities, and data infrastructure for the social sciences. For nearly ten years, he served as an appointed member of the Census Bureau’s Racial and Ethnic Advisory Committee. He has been involved with several advisory working groups evaluating the 2000 census and four National Academy of Science panels focused on the 2010 and 2020 censuses. Currently, he is serving on the National Academies Committee on National Statistics and is a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control and the National Center for Health Statistics. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Institute for American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Snipp holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

Matt Snipp, 2023. Credit: Credit: Nikolas Liepins/Ethography