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.
Gender and Development
This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to and overview of the issues associated with the social transformations associated with changing roles, opportunities and expectations of women and men in the "global South" as their societies undergo social upheavals associated with development, and the resultant impact this has on gender relations and power. We will explore the political, economic, and cultural dimensions of these changes in gender relations, including issues associated with industrialization, agriculture and food security, reproductive health, violence, changing cultural norms, and the role of social movements.
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.