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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, "May 68, The Old Left and the Algerian Question 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."

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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Teaching

  • Spring 2017

    • SIS-676 Sel Topics in Cross-Natl Study: Dem Decay & Authoritarianism
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    • SISU-379 Topics Human Rgts/Iden/Culture: Pol of Policing/Incarcert/Race
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  • Fall 2017

    • SISU-419 Senior Capstone: Int'l Studies: Comparative Social Movements
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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 (edited with Ernesto Castaneda) New York: Routledge, 2017.
  • "May 68, The Old Left and The Algerian Question in France," Modern and Contemporary France," forthcoming May 2018.
  • "When does Police Violence Spark Urban Unrest?" November 2017. Metropolitics.org
  • "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.       
  • 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:

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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