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Notre Dame professor lectures about U.S. racial and ethnic politics March 7 at MSU

February 25, 2016

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An University of Notre Dame political scientist and Africana studies professor will give a free public lecture about current issues in racial and ethnic politics in the U.S. at 4 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the Procrastinator Theater in the Strand Union Building at Montana State University.

Dianne Pinderhughes, the Notre Dame Presidential Faculty Fellow Professor, will lecture about "The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Civil Rights Revolution: What's Next after the Obama Presidency?"

Pinderhughes will discuss the changing scope of Black interests and politics since the Civil Rights Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s and how changes in Black politics have impacted the Obama presidency.

Pinderhughes 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 20th century and analyzes their influence on the formation of voting rights policy.

Pinderhughes' publications that she has authored or co-authored include: "Uneven Roads: An Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics," "Race and Ethnicity in Chicago Politics: A Reexamination of Pluralist Theory," and the forthcoming publications "Black Politics After the Civil Rights Revolution: Collected Essays" and "Race, Gender, and the Changing Face of Political Leadership in 21st Century America."

Pinderhughes' lecture is sponsored by the MSU Departments of Political Science, Native American Studies and Sociology and Anthropology, and is presented by the College of Letters and Science's Distinguished Speakers Series. The series, which began in the spring of 2011, brings distinguished scholars to MSU to give a public talk and to meet with faculty and students in order to enrich the intellectual life on campus and to enhance research connections.

For more information about this and other L&S Distinguished Speakers Series lectures, please visit http://www.montana.edu/lettersandscience/speakers/2016.html or call 994-4288.

Jody Sanford (406)994-7791, jody.sanford@montana.edu