Sonia Vargas is a third-year PhD student in American Politics at the University of Maryland. Her research interests are race and identity politics in the United States, with a focus on second-generation immigrants. Prior to beginning at UMD Sonia received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in Political Science and Anthropology. 

Areas of Interest

  • Race and Ethnic Politics
  • Political Behavior
  • Political Socialization
  • Data Science


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Political Science & Anthropology - University of Florida
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Government and Politics - University of Maryland


  • 2023-2024 APSA Diversity Fellowship
  • 2023 Rapoport Family Foundation Summer Research Collaborative Award

Research Topics

  • American Politics
  • Methodology
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