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Edward Telles

Department of Sociology
151 Wallace Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544

Edward Telles is the focus of a feature story in News at Princeton about his research broadening the study of race and ethnicity . 

Edward E. Telles teaches courses in race, ethnicity and immigration, with a special emphasis on Latin America and Latinos in the United States. Before coming to Princeton, he was Professor of Sociology at UCLA, worked for the Ford Foundation in Brazil, and he received his Ph.D. at the University of Texas in 1988.

Professor Telles’s books include Race in Another America: the Significance of Skin Color in Brazil (2004), which won the Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award from the American Sociological Association, the Otis Dudley Duncan Award for the best book in Social Demography and several other awards; Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation and Race (2008 with Ortiz), which also won the Duncan Award along with the Best Book Award from the Pacific Sociological Association and several other awards; and he co-edited Just Neighbors? Research on African American and Latino Relations in the United States (2011). He has recently published articles on race in several Latin American countries and currently directs the Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America (PERLA).