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Prudence Carter
Professor, Graduate School of Education
Professor by courtesy, Sociology
Faculty Research Fellow, 2012-13
Clayman Institute Faculty Voice and Influence Fellow, 2011-2012

Prudence L. Carter is Professor, Graduate School of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology at Stanford University, as well as the Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE). She received her B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University (1991), and continued on to Columbia University where she received her M.A in Sociology and Education from the Teacher's College (1998), as well as her M.Phil and Ph.D in Sociology (1999).

Professor Carter teaches a range of courses on racial and ethnic relations, social and cultural inequality, the sociology of education, urban education and research methods. She is the author of the award-winning book, Keepin’ It Real: School Success beyond Black and White (Oxford University Press, 2005), and Professor Carter's latest book, Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. & South African Schools (Oxford University Press, 2012), presents the findings of a cross-national study of group dynamics in high schools and discusses linkages among organizational and cultural practices, student and teacher relationships, and educational outcomes.

Further information is available from her website.

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