Faculty & Staff
Carol Hardy-Fanta, PhD
Senior Fellow, McCormack Graduate School
Areas of Expertise
Intersection of gender, race, and ethnicity in politics
PhD. Public Policy, Brandeis University
MSW, Social Work, Smith College
BA, Occidental College
Carol Hardy-Fanta is a nationally recognized scholar on Latina/o politics and has published widely on the intersection of gender, race, and ethnicity in politics and public policy. Her latest book, Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Political Leadership in 21st-Century America (co-authored with Dianne Pinderhughes, Pei-te Lien, and Christine Sierra) was released by Cambridge University Press in October 2016. Her other books include: Latina Politics, Latino Politics: Gender, Culture, and Political Participation in Boston (Temple University Press, 1993), Latino Politics in Massachusetts: Struggles, Strategies and Prospects (Routledge Press, 2002), and Intersectionality and Politics: Recent Research on Gender, Race, and Political Representation in the United States (Haworth Press, 2006).
She is the former director of the Women in Politics and Public Policy Graduate Certificate Program (now Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy). Hardy-Fanta also directed the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.