Thank you for helping us support undergraduate student attendance at the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), through the Dianne M. Pinderhughes Mentorship Legacy Award!
This fundraiser will support and sustain the Dianne M. Pinderhughes Mentorship Legacy Award.
We will provide $500 scholarships for undergraduate students to attend and present their research at the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS). Through their participation in NCOBPS we hope the students gain skills and support needed to continue their studies in a spirit of excellence that reflects the admirable legacy of Dr. Dianne M. Pinderhughes. Our first undergraduate awardee was Caitlyn L. Brockington of the University of South Carolina, awarded during the 2016 Annual Meeting in Jackson, Mississippi!
Established by her former students in 2015, this award and nonprofit organization, The Dianne M. Pinderhughes Foundation, Inc. honors Dr. Pinderhughes's positive influence on their careers and continues her legacy of outstanding scholarship, teaching, and dedicated mentorship for the benefit of future generations.
The Dianne M. Pinderhughes Foundation, 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 has served NCOPBS in a number of capacities including: co-chair of the Awards Committee, the Chairs Committee, the Fannie Lou Hamer Award Nominations Committee, and the Graduate Assistantship Program, Investment Committee. Dr. Pinderhughes was also the section chair for NCOBPS and the Profession (1999–2000), the Newsletter Advisory Board (1999–2001), the Nominations Committee (1998–1999), and the Graduate Assistantship Program Council (1997–present). Twice, she has served on the local arrangements planning committee: NCOBPS Washington, D.C. (1979) and NCOBPS Chicago, IL (1997). In March 2004, she received the NCOBPS Fannie Lou Hamer Community Service Award.
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 served as Program Co-Chair for its 2016 World Congress.
The Dianne M. Pinderhughes Mentorship Legacy Awardreflects the namesake’s commitment to mentoring, teaching, and scholarship. As noted in the 2008 American Political Science Association (APSA) article, “Dianne Pinderhughes: A Career Dedicated to Understanding the Racial Dynamics of American Politics and to Serving as An Agent of Change,” Ruth Nicole Brown and Louis Desipio aptly wrote:
“She is single-handedly responsible for creating and cultivating a cadre of junior scholars who have not only pursued graduate studies in political science, but have begun to enter the professorate. By her example and her encouragement, new generations of scholars have been trained to speak to and transform the discipline. Pinderhughes is the consummate mentor who has trained future political scientists, activists, lawyers, elected officials, and professionals”.
Again, we sincerely thank you for your generous support! Visit us at http://www.thedmpf.org for more information/updates about the award.
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