About Carol Hardy-Fanta
Carol Hardy-Fanta's newest book, Contested Transformation: Gender, Race, and Political Leadership in 21st Century America, was released by Cambridge University Press in October 2016. Co-authors include Pei-te Lien, Dianne M. Pinderhughes, and Christine Marie Sierra. Carol received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Brandeis University's Heller School, an MSW from Smith College, and a B.A. from Occidental College. In June 2012, after almost 20 years at the University of Massachusetts Boston and more than 10 as Director of the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy, Carol Hardy-Fanta retired from the university. She remains affiliated as Senior Scholar at the Center and, in this capacity, is pursuing her own scholarship on gender and multicultural leadership.Dr. Hardy-Fanta is a nationally recognized scholar on Latina/o politics and has published widely on the intersection of gender, race and ethnicity in politics and public policy.
Intersection of Gender, Race/Ethnicity and Politics
Honors and Awards
- Leading Women Award, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
- Lifetime Achievement Award, National Council for Research on Women, 2011
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Research Reports (10)
Demographic Analysis of Recovery Act Supported Jobs in Massachusetts, Quarters ...
Publications from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (2010)
Massachusetts policy makers decided to go beyond existing ARRA federal reporting requirements and collect additional data in order to gauge ...
Stepping Up: Managing Diversity in Challenging Times
Publications from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (2009)
Since its launch in 2008, Commonwealth Compact has grown steadily, employing several strategies to promote diversity statewide. The Benchmarks initiative ...
Women of Talent: Gender and Government Appointments in Massachusetts, 2002 ...
Publications from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (2007)
Despite the high educational and occupational attainment—and considerable talent—of women in Massachusetts, the state ranks just 22nd in the nation ...