The Dianne M. Pinderhughes Foundation, (DMPF, Inc.), is a non-profit organization named after Dr. Dianne M. Pinderhughes, Notre Dame Presidential Faculty Fellow, and Professor in the Department of Africana Studies and the Department of Political Science; she 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.
Dr. Pinderhughes is an ardent supporter and past President of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) from 1988-1989. She was the first African American female President of the American Political Science Association from 2007-2008. She is currently First Vice President of the International Political Science Association and Program Co-Chair for its 2016 World Congress.
Established by her former students in 2015, the Foundation honors Dr. Pinderhughes’ positive influence on their careers and continues her legacy of outstanding scholarship, teaching, and dedicated mentorship for the benefit of future generations.
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