Dianne Pinderhughes



Regular Faculty - Professor


American Politics


Pinderhughes is a Faculty Fellow at the Kellogg Institute. She was previously a member of the Political Science faculty at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (1984-2006), and also of Dartmouth College (1975-1984).  Pinderhughes served as President of the American Political Science Association from 2007-2008. The APSA Task Force she appointed recently completed its report:  Political Science in the 21st Century.

Pinderhughes’ research addresses 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).  New work includes Black Politics After the Civil Rights Revolution:  Collected Essays, Routledge (forthcoming); she is co-author of Uneven Roads: An Introduction to US Racial and Ethnic Politics, Congressional Quarterly Press, forthcoming.  She is a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program; she was a member of the Board of Governors of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies from April 2005-May 2011, and Vice Chair of the Board from 2009 through May 2011.  She has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2003-04).

Office Hours

Tuesday 3-4:30 pm, Wednesday 12:30-2pm & by appointment

Contact Information

Office: 441 Decio Hall
Phone: 574-631-3676
Fax: 574-631-4405
Email: Pinderhughes.1@nd.edu

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556