Dr. Nicholas Vargas in Berkeley News
April 12, 2023
This week’s Berkeley News features a wonderful article about a research initiative on Latinx studies, featuring incoming colleague Dr. Nicholas Vargas and his collaboration with the Latinx Research Center. Included in the article is a discussion of an exciting new $1 million federal grant on which Dr. Vargas is a Co-PI that seeks to build a pipeline for Latinx social science research. As Dr. Vargas says in the article, “This grant provides an opportunity to better serve the next generation of social scientists dedicated to understanding and addressing the pressing issues our Latino communities face.”
While Dr. Vargas will join the department formally in the fall, it’s clear he’s already making a significant contribution to the campus community!
For more details, see the following:
As new Latinx studies programs stall nationwide, Berkeley offers an answer: In a first-of-its-kind assessment, UC Berkeley researchers used U.S. Department of Education data and a survey of Latinx studies program websites across the country to analyze how much the universities had invested in those degree-granting programs.