About Dianne Pinderhughes

Political Science

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.

Professional positions
  • 2006–present: Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C, Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science
  • 1984–2006: Assistant (1984–1987), associate (1987–1991), and full professor (1991–2006) of political science and Afro-American studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • 1975–1984: Instructor (1975–1977) and assistant professor (1977–1984) of government, Dartmouth College
  • 1974: Lecturer, Chicago State University
Notable publications
  • Shaw, Todd, Louis DeSipio, Dianne Pinderhughes, and Toni-Michelle C. Travis. 2018. Uneven Roads: An Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Hardy-Fanta, Carol, Pei-te Lien, Dianne Pinderhughes, and Christine Marie Sierra. 2016. Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Political Leadership in 21st Century America. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Pinderhughes, Dianne M. 1987. Race and Ethnicity in Chicago Politics: A Reexamination of Pluralist Theory. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press.
  • PhD, political science, University of Chicago
  • MA, political science, University of Chicago
  • BA, political science, Albertus Magnus College

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