The Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science, Dianne Pinderhughes, recieved a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa from Albertus Magnus College and delivered the Commencement Address to the Albertus graduates. The address was titled "What you don't know will make a whole New World." Dianne was recognized for her inspiring, values-based leadership.
Dianne M. Pinderhughes, Ph.D. ’69, in addition to being a member of the departments of Africana Studies and Political Science, holds a concurrent faculty appointment in American Studies, is a Faculty Fellow at the Kellogg Institute, and is a Research Faculty member in Gender Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her 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.
Pinderhughes’s publications include Uneven Roads: An Introduction to US Racial and Ethnic Politics (co-author; 2014); Race and Ethnicity in Chicago Politics: A Reexamination of Pluralist Theory (1987); Black Politics After the Civil Rights Revolution: Collected Essays (forthcoming); Race, Gender, and the Changing Face of Political Leadership in 21st Century America (co-author; 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 and then Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. She was President of the American Political Science Association 2007-08, and the APSA Task Force she appointed completed its report in 2009: Political Science in the 21st Century. Pinderhughes is 1st Vice President of the International Political Science Association and Co-Chair of its 2016 Istanbul World Congress. Pinderhughes has also been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2003-04).
Congratulation Dianne, The Initiative on Race and Resilience is so proud of you!