Dr. Dianne Pinderhughes presented the fourth Holden Lecture, “Being President: Barack Hussein Obama and Black Politics after the Civil Rights Revolution.” She is the President’s Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Africana Studies and Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Her research examines the impact of racial, ethnic and gender politics on public policy and civil society institutions. An exemplar of this work is Race and Ethnicity in Chicago Politics: A Reexamination of Pluralist Theory. She has served as president of the American Political Science Association as well as a Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow and Brookings Institution Guest Scholar.
2012 Holden Lecturer – Ronald Davenport, Sr.
2011 Holden Lecturer – Henry Brady
“Class, Race, and Political Polarization in America”
2010 Holden Lecturer – Dianne Pinderhughes
“Being President: Barack Hussein Obama and Black Politics after the Civil Rights Revolution”
2009 Holden Lecturer – Glenn Loury
“Barack Obama and the Future of the Black Prophetic Tradition”
2008 Holden Lecturer – Theda Skocpol
“What A Mighty Power We Can Be: African American Fraternal Groups and the Struggle for Racial Equality”
2007 Holden Lecturer – Ira Katznelson
“The Southern Cage: Reflections on the New Deal, the Jim Crow South, and the Origins of Our Times”