Dianne Pinderhughes is Full Professor in the Department of Africana Studies and in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, where she has been a member of the faculty since 2006. She is a Faculty Fellow at the Kellogg Institute. Pinderhughes’ research addresses issues of inequality with a focus on racial, ethnic and gender politics and public policy in the Americas, explores the creation of American civil society institutions in the twentieth century, and analyzes their influence on the formation of voting rights policy. Her publications include Race and Ethnicity in Chicago Politics: A Reexamination of Pluralist Theory (1987); "The Renewal of the Voting Rights Act," in The State of Black America 2005, edited by Lee A. Daniels. National Urban League, 2005: 49-62. A forthcoming book includes Black Politics After the Civil Rights Revolution: Collected Essays, Routledge 2012. She is co-PI with Carol Hardy-Fanta (UMass Boston), Pei-te Lien (UC Santa Barbara), and Christine Sierra (U of New Mexico) on the Gender and Multicultural Leadership Project, which is a national study of America’s political leadership in the 21st century, with a focus on race, ethnicity, and gender.
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