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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.

Positions

Present Former Director, Graduate Program in Women's Leadership in a Global Perspective, University of Massachusetts Boston
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Present Former Director, Graduate Certificate Program for Women in Politics and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston
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Present Director Emeritus, Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston
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Research Interests

Intersection of Gender, Race/Ethnicity and Politics

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Honors and Awards

  • Leading Women Award, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, National Council for Research on Women, 2011



Contact Information

617.287.5541 or carol.hardy-fanta@umb.edu


Books (5)

Articles (5)

Research Reports (10)