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Cathy Lisa Schneider Professor School of International Service

Contact
Send email to Cathy Lisa Schneider
(202) 885-1666 (Office)
SIS - School of International Service
SIS - 340
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
Bio
Professor Schneider teaches and writes on democracy, dictatorship and resistance; comparative social movements; collective violence; racial profiling, police violence and racial and ethnic discrimination in Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Her publications include 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 articles such as “Police Violence and Community Based Resistance in Seine-Saint-Denis, Ferguson and New York,”"Police Abuse and the Racialized Boundaries of Citizenship in France," "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." She is regularly quoted by major media outlets, including The Washington Post, New York Times, BBC, AFP, BBC World, CBS, NBC, NPR and others. She recently published two Washington Post op-eds: "Police are Responding to Protests against Police Violence with More Violence," and "Five Myths about riots."
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Teaching

Spring 2021

  • SIS-676 Sel Topics in Cross-Natl Study: Dem Decay & Authoritarianism

  • SIS-899 Doctoral Dissertation

  • SISU-419 Senior Capstone: Int'l Studies: Dem, Dictatorship & Resistance

Fall 2021

  • SIS-619 Special Studies in Int'l Pol: Comparative Social Movements

  • SIS-899 Doctoral Dissertation

  • SISU-260 Identity, Race, Gender & Cultr

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, in Spanish 2021)
  • Collective Violence, Contentious Politics and Social Change: A Charles Tilly Reader New York: Routledge, 2017 (edited with Ernesto Castaneda)
  • “Police Violence and Community Based Resistance in Seine-Saint-Denis, Ferguson and New York,” APSA Comparative Politics Newsletter: Symposium on Policing and Domestic Security Forces, May 28, 2018.
  • "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). 
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AU Experts

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 Lisa 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.

For the Media

To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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