Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Dianne M. Pinderhughes is Notre Dame Presidential Faculty Fellow, and the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, CSC, Professor of Africana Studies and 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. Pinderhughes has been a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow since 2007.

 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).

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