Prudence L. Carter

Prudence L. Carter
Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology

Carter’s research and teaching expertise are in the areas of social inequality and the sociology of education, with a particular focus on race, ethnicity, class, gender, culture and identity.  She is the author of the award-winning book, Keepin’ It Real: School Success beyond Black and White and Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. & South African Schools, and co-editor of Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance (all published by Oxford University Press). Her most recent research focused on cultural flexibility, social boundaries, and group dynamics among educators and students in different school contexts. Carter is the incoming faculty director of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities.