“By spanning the social sciences and the Americas in his research, Professor Edward Telles has helped increase understanding of how race and inequality interact.”

—Princeton University


Dr. Edward Telles is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, Professor Telles has reoriented the field of Sociology beyond the U.S. black-white paradigm through his research and writings on color, race and ethnicity globally, particularly in Latin America and for Latinos in the United States.

A recipient of numerous awards in the field of immigration and race, Telles’ work has been hailed as path-breaking. The principal investigator on the Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America (PERLA), his work has been closely empirical and based mostly on social surveys, several of which he collected.

Professor Telles’ work is well known in Latin America, and has been widely published in Spanish and Portuguese.

Photo by  Sholeh Wolpé

Photo by Sholeh Wolpé