Carrie Nordlund
Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Service

Carrie Nordlund is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Service at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Prior to joining NYU, Nordlund spent a number of years as Assistant Professor at Lake Forest College’s Department of Politics. She is also a regular presenter at the Midwest Political Science Conference and member of the American Political Science Association, the Midwest Political Science Association and the Western Political Science Association. Nordlund’s research and teaching interests are in governance, urban policy, politics, and race, class, gender, and diversity. She is currently producing works focused on racial identification and the U.S. Census.

Nordlund received both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Brown University.

Semester Course
Spring 2014 UPADM-GP.440.001 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.


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Spring 2014 URPL-GP.2620.001 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.


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