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Prudence L. Carter

University of California Berkeley

Prudence L. Carter is Dean of the Graduate School of Education at University of California Berkeley. She received her M.A. in Sociology and Education from Columbia University, Teachers College and her M. Phil. and Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University. Her expertise ranges from issues of youth identity and race, class, and gender, urban poverty, social and cultural inequality, the sociology of education and mixed research methods. She is the author of the award-winning book, Keepin’ It Real: School Success beyond Black and White (2005); Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. & South African Schools (2012); and co-editor of Closing the Opportunity Gap:  What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance (2013)—all published by Oxford University Press, along with numerous journal articles, book chapters, and essays.  Carter is a member of the National Academy of Education and serves on the boards of Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth and the William T. Grant Foundation.  An interview on Your Education Matters can be found here.

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