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Wendy Salkin

Wendy Salkin is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Stanford University, and a member of the Faculty Advisory Board at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at San Francisco State University.

Rose Salseda

Professor Rose Salseda is an assistant professor in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University. Specializing in the fields of African American and U.S. Latinx art, Professor Salseda’s research explores the politics of race and representation in the United States.

Florencia Torche

Florencia Torche is a social scientist with substantive interests in social demography, stratification, and education. Professor Torche’s scholarship encompasses two related areas. A longer-term area of research studies inequality dynamics -- the dynamics that result in persistence of inequality across generations -- with a particular focus on educational attainment, assortative mating (who marries who), and the intergenerational transmission of wealth.

Steven O. Roberts

Steven Roberts is an assistant professor of psychology and a co-director of the Social Cognition and Development Lab in the Department of Psychology. He received his A.A. in Liberal Arts from the Borough of Manhattan Community College, B.S. in Applied Psychology from New York University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Broadly, Steven is interested in how people think about group boundaries. Key research questions include: How do we conceptualize social groups and how do our concepts guide how we perceive and evaluate individuals?

C. Matthew Snipp

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.

Vaughn Rasberry


Vaughn Rasberry is an associate professor of English at Stanford University, where he teaches in collaboration with the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. His teaching and research focus on African American literature, postcolonial theory, and philosophical theories of modernity. His first book, Race and the Totalitarian Century: Geopolitics in the Black Literary Imagination, is forthcoming on Harvard University Press.

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