Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service
Carrie Nordlund is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at NYU-Wagner. Dr. Nordlund received her Masters of Art and PhD in Political Science from Brown University. She has developed and taught such courses as Introduction to Public Policy, Urban & Suburban Politics, Race & Politics in the Age of Obama and more. Dr. Nordlund regularly serves as a Panel Discussant at the Midwest Political Science Conference. She is also a member of the American Political Science Association, the Midwest Political Science Association, the Western Political Science Association, and the Political Behavior Workshop at Northwestern University. She’s currently producing works focused on racial identification and minority representation, and the U.S. Census.
Race and Class in American Cities
American cities are comprised of residents from a great diversity of nations, cultures, religions, and political philosophies. Consequently, conflicts surrounding race, ethnicity, class, and gender are often at the center of disputes about the use of public space and the allocation of city resources. This course examines the patterns of racial‐ethnic, class, and gender inequality in American cities. We shall address how these inequalities emerge, how they are perpetuated, and the role of public policy in addressing these social problems.