Felipe Blanco, PhD

Assistant Professor

SPA-Faculty-Blanco-Felipe-08-2023_600x600_v1Email Address: felipe.blanco@ucdenver.edu

Office Hours: By appointment





Dr. Blanco’s research agenda seeks to understand the roles and implications of race and ethnicity in the public administrative apparatus of the U.S. and Mexico, where he was born and raised. He is particularly interested in how ethnoracial inequalities may be produced, reinforced, and addressed within and through public organizations and public policies.

Prior to obtaining his PhD, Professor Blanco worked extensively in academia and the public sector. He has experience as a community organizer, and also as a consultant, researcher and instructor in public administration and public policy in both the U.S. and Mexico. 

Dr. Blanco has been recognized with several prestigious awards, including the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration Staats Emerging Scholar Award, and the American Society for Public Administration Founders’ Fellowship. He was also named as one of ten Diverse Rising Graduate Scholars in 2021, a national award given by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education to graduate students with the potential to make significant contributions to equity and social justice scholarship in their respective fields.

Areas of Expertise

Social equity, race and ethnicity in public administration, representative bureaucracy, comparative public administration, comparative public policy

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration
University of Nebraska-Omaha

Master of Public Administration and Public Policy
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, CIDE, México

Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM

Curriculum Vitae



2023   University of Nebraska- Omaha, Helen Hansen Outstanding Graduate Student Award
2022   Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration, NASPAA Staats Emerging Scholar Award
2022   Journal of Social Equity and Public Administration, JSEPA Fellowship
2022   American Society for Public Administration, Section on International and Comparative Administration, ASPA-SICA’s Gould
2021   University of Nebraska System, Presidential Graduate Fellowship 2021-2022
2021   American Society for Public Administration, ASPA Founders’ Fellowship      
2021   Public Administration Theory Network, PATNet Fellowship
2021   Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Diverse Rising Graduate Scholar                                                                                          2019   Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, APPAM Equity & Inclusion Student Fellowship

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Denver, CO 80204


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