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Cathy Schneider

Associate Professor
School of International Service

  • Cathy Lisa Schneider writes and teaches on social movements, collective violence, policing, criminal justice, immigration 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: Penn Press, 2014), and Shantytown Protest in Pinochet's Chile (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995) and the articles, among others, "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." She is co-editor of Collective Violence, Contentious Politics and Social Change: A Charles Tilly Reader with Ernesto Castaneda (New York: Paradigm Press, 2014) and a special issue of the journal NACLA, COPS: Crime Disorder and Authoritarian Policing, with Paul Amar in 2003.
  • 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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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)
  • "Violence and State Repression," in Swiss Political Science Review: Debating the Arab Spring 17 (4) Winter 2011.   
  • "Police Power and Race Riots in Paris," in Politics and Society 35(4) Winter 2007.   
  • Editor, with Paul Amar, a special issue of the NACLA Report on the  Americas called "COPS: Crime, Disorder and Authoritarian Policing"  (2003).   
  • "Violence, Identity and Spaces of Contention in Argentina, Chile and Colombia," in Social Research (2000).   
  • "Racism, Drug Policy and AIDS," in Political Science Quarterly  (1998).   
  • Shantytown Protest in Pinochet's Chile (Philadelphia:  Temple University Press, 1995). 

 

AU Expert

Area of Expertise: Comparative social movements, riots, political violence; and the policing of ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in the United States, Europe and Latin America   Protest movements, urban politics; political violence; immigration; criminal justice and policing of ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in Latin America (particularly Chile), Europe (particularly France), and the United States.

Additional Information: Cathy Schneider 
writes and teaches on  comparative social movements; political violence; the policing of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities; and crime and immigration policy in Europe, the United States, and Latin America.  Her publications include the books Shantytown Protest in Pinochet's Chile (Temple University Press, 1995) and Police Power and Race Riots: Urban Unrest in Paris and New York 1960-2010  (currently under review). Schneider also has written numerous articles, including "Repression and State Violence: Debating the Arab Spring" in Swiss Political Science Review Winter (2011); "Police Power and Race Riots in Paris, " in Politics and Society (2008); "Violence, Identity and Spaces of Contention in Argentina, Chile and Colombia" in Social Research (2000); and "Racism, Drug Policy and AIDS,"  in Political Science Quarterly (1998).  She edited and introduced  a special issue of the North American Congress on Latin America Report on the Americas called "COPS: Crime, Disorder and Authoritarian Policing" (2003).

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