Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Dianne M. Pinderhughes is Notre Dame Presidential Faculty Fellow, Chair and Professor in the Department of Africana Studies, and Professor of Political Science. Her research addresses inequality with a focus on racial, ethnic, and gender politics and public policy in the Americas, exploring the creation of American civil society institutions in the twentieth century and analyzing their influence on the formation of voting rights policy.
She was a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program; she is a member of the Board of Governors of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Pinderhughes was the first Vice President of the International Political Science Association and has also been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In 2019, she was named to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).
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
The Guardian: Pinderhughes Comments on How Black Women Mobilized Voters
Nov 12, 2020
Faculty Fellow Diane Pinderhughes (political science and Africana studies) was quoted in The Guardian article titled, “'Whatever it Takes': How Black Women Fought to Mobilize America's Voters.”
PODCAST: Dianne Pinderhughes on COVID + Democracies
Aug 26, 2020
Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Dianne Pinderhughes discusses how the coronavirus pandemic is challenging democracies around the world in a new podcast. Pinderhughes, a professor of political science and chair of the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will host an Aug. 31 virtual panel on "Democracies in the COVID-19 Crisis," co-sponsored by Kellogg and its Research Cluster on Democratization Theory.