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Niambi Carter is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at University of Maryland. She is the author of the award-winning text American While Black: African Americans, Immigration, and the Limits of Citizenship (Oxford University Press, 2019). Her research examines public opinion and political behavior with respect to immigration. As a scholar of racial and ethnic politics in the United States, her work centers experiences of Black people. Her next book-length project examines U.S. Haitian refugee policy from the Carter administration to the Biden administration. A former Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow, Carter is a recipient of an NSF grant as part of the Build and Broaden initiative. Her work has appeared in a number of outlets, such as the DuBois ReviewPolitics, Groups and Identities and the National Review of Black Politics

Areas of Interest
  • Immigration policy; racial and ethnic politics; public opinion; political behavior
3 Credit(s)

Examination of societal responses to public problems, including actions by government, non-profit and private sector actors, as well as civil society. Students will examine the roles of these various actors, as well as the nature of civic responsibility. The course will examine the various stages of the policy process, asking the following questions: How does something get defined as a problem that requires a public policy response? How do we think about what the options are for this response, and how do we choose among them? What are the factors that contribute to successful policy implementation? How do we evaluate the success of public policies? These questions will be addressed using examples of current public policy problems, and students will be expected to engage in individual and collaborative work to design responses to those problems. Restricted to students in a major in PLCY.
Schedule of Classes

Prerequisite(s): PLCY100