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 (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. Professor Snipp has published 3 books and over 70 articles and book chapters on demography, economic development, poverty and unemployment. His current research and writing deals with 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 also has been involved with several advisory working groups evaluating the 2000 census, 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 the National Center for Health Statistics as well as an elected member of the Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research’s Council. He is currently serving on the National Institute of Child Health and Development’s Population Science Subcommittee. Snipp holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.
- Director 2007-2011 Secure Data Center, Institute for Research in the
Social Sciences (IRiSS).
- Director, 2008-2011 Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity
- Director, Undergraduate Program 2005-2009 Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity.
- Curriculum Committee Chair 1998-2002, 2005-2009 Native American Studies, Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity.
Recent Chapters in Books:
- forthcoming Forte,“The Canary in the Coal Mine: What Sociology Can Learn from American Indians.” Maximilian (ed.) Who is an Indian? Sighting and Certifying Indigeneity in the Americas in the Twenty-First Century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press
- forthcoming “Defining the meaning of race and ethnicity.” Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity. Hazel Markus and Paula Moya (eds.) Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
- 2007 “An Overview of American Indian Populations.” Pp. 38-48 in George Horse Capture, Duane
Champagne and Chandler Jackson American Indian Nations: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (eds.).
Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press.
- 2007 “Demographics and Race.” Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, Pp 399-402 in John Moore (ed.) New York, Macmillan.
- 2006 “Cancer Screening and Risk Factor Rates Among American Indians.” American Journal of Public
Health 96: 340-350 (with Judith Swan, Nancy Breen, Linda Burhansstipanov, Delight E. Satter,
William W. Davis, and Timothy McNeel).
- 2005 “American Indian Children” Population Reference Bureau, Report on America Series.
- 2004 “Analysis of Native American Data from the 2000 census for states and regions." National Cancer
- 2003 “Racial Measurement in the American Census.” Annual Review of Sociology 29:563-588
- 2007 “On Being American Indian: some recent data” Invited presentation, University of Chicago, March 1,
- 2007 “Multiracial data from the 2000 census and the 2004 ACS.” Invited presentation, Department of
Sociology, University of Minnesota, February 20, 2007.
- 2007 “Racial measurement and the United States Census.” Invited presentation, Minnesota Population
Research Center, January 29, 2007.
- 2006 “Being Multiracial in America.” Invited presentation, University of North Carolina Population
Research Center, March 24, 2006.
- 2006 “The multiracial population of the United States: data from the 2000 census and 2004 American Community Survey.” Minority Health Research Center, University of California--Los Angeles, May 25, 2006.