Born in Pasadena, CA; daughter of Littleton McDuff and Morine (White) Carter; married Fassil Demissie, December 28, 1972; children: Kofi Bitew. Ethnicity: "African American." Education: University of California—Los Angeles, B.A., 1968; University of California—Berkeley, M.A., 1973, Ph.D., 1985. Politics: Independent. Religion: Baptist.
Office—Women's Studies Program, De Paul University, 990 West Fullerton, Suite 2300, Chicago, IL 60614; fax: 773-325-4761. E-mail—[email protected].
High school English teacher in Oakland, CA, 1969-81; Sickle Cell Disease Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, director of education, 1985-87; University of California—Los Angeles, assistant to the director of the Center for African American Studies, 1987-89; De Paul University, Chicago, IL, professor of women's studies and education, 1989—.
Teaching awards, De Paul University, 1991, 1996.
(Editor, with Jose Solis) Beyond Comfort Zones in Multiculturalism: Confronting the Politics of Privilege, Bergin & Garvey, 1995.
(Editor, with Jose Solis Jordan) I've Got a Story to Tell: Identity and Place in the Academy, Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY), 1998.
(Editor, with Ann Russo, and contributor) Talking Back and Acting Out: Women Negotiating the Media across Culture, Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY), 2002.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
Research on race and gender in higher education; research on faculty of color in higher education.