Citizens By Degree: "Deondra Rose's landmark book highlights the centrality of federal government policies in opening opportunities vital to female advancement in both the economy and civic life."—Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University
Deondra Rose talks about how the launch of Sputnik opened the door to college for millions of American women. Listen:
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She is the author of Citizens by Degree: Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship (Oxford University Press, 2018), which examines the development of landmark U.S. higher education policies--including the National Defense Education Act of 1958, the Higher Education Act of 1965, and Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments--and their impact on the progress that women have made since the mid-twentieth century.
Rose's research has appeared in Studies in American Political Development, the Journal of Policy History, the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, and PS: Political Science & Politics.