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
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).