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The Department of Gender and Race Studies was established in 2009 when the longstanding Department of Women’s Studies came together with the African American Studies Program to be housed in one departmental unit. This academic department draws on the best traditions in the fields of Women’s Studies and African American Studies in order to educate students about local, national, and global issues related to women and communities of color. Read More

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Dianne Pinderhughes Visit

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Dr. Dianne Pinderhughes
Friday, October 17th

4:00-6:00 p.m.
125 ten Hoor Hall

Dr. Pinderhughes is a member of the Department of Political Science and of the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Notre Dame.  She is also 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 Presidential Task Force she appointed completed its report:  Political Science in the 21stt Century. She is First Vice President of the International Political Science Association (2014-2016) and Program Co-Chair of the 2016 World Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.

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 2014.  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).

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  3. Dr. Angela Lewis: “Conservatism in the Black Community”
  4. Black Politics in America: Voting Rights and Incarceration