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Meet our new faculty: Nicholas Vargas, ethnic studies

By Public Affairs

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Nicholas Vargas is a new member of the UC Berkeley faculty. 

Courtesy of Nicholas Vargas

Name: Nicholas Vargas (he/him)

Discipline: Ethnic studies

Degrees: B.A., Bloomsburg University, 2006; M.A., University of Florida, 2009; Ph.D., Purdue University, 2013

Research interests: I study the ethnoracial classification, identification, and stratification of Latinxs in the U.S., with a particular focus on higher education. I also get excited about questions of race and measurement.