Nolan Cabrera

Nolan Cabrera, PhD
Assistant Professor
Center for the Study of Higher Education

Dr. Cabrera is currently an assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education where he researches the impact the New Start Summer Program has on low-income, first-generation, and racial minority college students. Prior to coming to the University of Arizona, Dr. Cabrera graduated from UCLA where he worked on Dr. Sylvia Hurtado’s NIH-funded project regarding diversifying the sciences. His dissertation, “Invisible Racism: Male Hegemonic Whiteness in Higher Education”, critically analyzed White, male undergraduates racial ideologies. Dr. Cabrera’s primary research interests include race/racism in higher education, Whiteness formation, diversity, and affirmative action. Prior to his graduate studies, Dr. Cabrera was the Director of a Boys & Girls Club in the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned his BA from Stanford University and is originally from McMinnville, Oregon.