Dianne Pinderhughes is a political scientist whose research addresses inequality with a focus on racial, ethnic, and gender politics and public policy in the Americas. She has explored the creation of American civil society institutions in the twentieth century and analyzed their influence on the formation of voting rights policy. Her publications include Race and Ethnicity in Chicago Politics: A Reexamination of Pluralist Theory and Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Political Leadership in 21st Century America. Pinderhughes earned her PhD from the University of Chicago, and she is currently a Presidential Faculty Fellow and Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, where she is also affiliated with the Kellogg Institute and the departments of American studies and gender studies. Pinderhughes is president of the International Political Science Association and was previously president of the American Political Science Association.
Watch Pinderhughes’s remarks at the 2023 AAPSS Fellows Induction below or on YouTube.