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
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.
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