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Cathy Schneider

Associate Professor School of International Service

Cathy Lisa Schneider writes and teaches on urban politics, comparative social movements, collective violence, urban policing, criminal justice and racial and ethnic discrimination in Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Her publications include the books Police Power and Race Riots: Urban Unrest in Paris and New York (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014); Shantytown Protest in Pinochet's Chile (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995); and Collective Violence, Contentious Politics and Social Change: A Charles Tilly Reader, edited with Ernesto Castaneda (Routledge, 2017), and the articles, among others, "When does Police Violence Spark Urban Unrest?" "Violence and State Repression: Debating the Arab Spring," "Police Power and Race Riots in Paris," "Violence, Identity and Spaces of Contention in Argentina, Chile and Colombia," "Racism, Drug Policy and AIDS," and"Framing Puerto Rican Identity."

Degrees

PhD, Cornell University; MA, Cornell University; MA, State University of New York at Albany; BA, State University of New York at Albany

Languages Spoken
French, Spanish

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Office
SIS-School of Intl Service
SIS - 340
Contact Info
(202) 885-1666 (Office)

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For the Media
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Teaching

  • Spring 2018

    • SIS-619 Special Studies in Int'l Pol: Dem Decay & Authoritarianism
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    • SISU-379 Topics Human Rgts/Iden/Culture: Pol of Policing/Incarcert/Race
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    • SISU-394 Comm Service Learning Project: Pol of Policing/Incarcert/Race
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  • Fall 2018

    • SISU-379 Topics Human Rgts/Iden/Culture: Civil Rgts/Other Soc Movements
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    • SISU-419 Senior Capstone: Int'l Studies: Colonialism/Ident & Liberation
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Dr. Schneider writes and teaches on comparative social movements, urban politics and political violence.

Selected Publications

  • Police Power and Race Riots: Urban Unrest in Paris and New York (Philadelphia: Penn Press, 2014, paperback 2017)
  • Collective Violence, Contentious Politics and Social Change: A Charles Tilly Reader New York: Routledge, 2017 (edited with Ernesto Castaneda)
  • "When does Police Violence Spark Urban Unrest?" November 2017. Metropolitics.org 
  • "Police Power and Race Riots in Paris," in Politics and Society 35(4) Winter 2007.       
  • Shantytown Protest in Pinochet's Chile (Philadelphia:  Temple University Press, 1995). 

 

AU Expert

Area of Expertise:

Comparative social movements; the policing of ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America; protests; urban politics; political violence; immigration; criminal justice; police violence

Additional Information:

Prof. Cathy Schneider studies comparative social movements; colonial legacies (focusing on Algeria and Puerto Rico); the policing of racial, ethnic and religious minorities in Europe, the United States and Latin America; and riots and urban unrest. Her publications include Police Power and Race Riots: Urban Unrest in Paris and New York (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014, paperback 2017); Collective Violence, Contentious Politics and Social Change: The Charles Tilly Reader (co-edited with Ernesto Castaneda (Routledge, 2017); Shantytown Protest in Pinochet's Chile (Temple University Press, 1995); "When does Police Violence Cause Urban Unrest" (Metropolitics, 2017); "Repression and State Violence: Debating the Arab Spring" (Swiss Political Science Review. 2011); "Police Power and Race Riots in Paris" (Politics and Society, 2008); "Violence, Identity and Spaces of Contention in Argentina, Chile and Colombia" (Social Research 2000); "Racism, Drug Policy and AIDS" (Political Science Quarterly 1998); and "Framing Puerto Rican Identity" (Mobilization 1998), among others. She is regularly quoted by major media outlets, including The Washington Post, New York Times, BBC, AFP, and others. She teaches Democratic Decay and Authoritarianism; Politics of Policing, Incarceration and Race; Comparative Social Movements; Political Violence; and Colonialism and Identity.

Media Relations
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