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Dianne M. PinderhughesDianne M. Pinderhughes

President's Distinguished Professor and Professor, Departments of Africana Studies and Political Science
(Ph.D. University of Chicago)
441 Decio Hall

Geographic focus: The Americas

Thematic interests: Issues of inequality with a focus on racial, ethnic and gendered political participation; a comparative perspective to the development of race and civil society in the Americas.

Selected publications:

  • “Race, The Presidency and Obama’s First Year”, in The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy, ed. Charles Henry (The University of Illinois Press, 2011)

  • “Intersectionality: Race and Gender in the 2008 Presidential Nomination Campaign” (coauthor) in Who Should Be First? Feminists Speak Out on the 2008 Presidential Campaign, ed. Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Johnetta Betsch Cole (SUNY Press. 2010)

  • "Gender, Race, and Descriptive Representation in the United States," in Intersectionality and Politics: Recent Research on Gender, Race, and Political Representation in the United States, ed. Carol Hardy-Fanta (Haworth Press, 2006)

  • Race and Ethnicity in Chicago Politics: A Reexamination of Pluralist Theory (University of Illinois Press, 1987)

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