Faculty & Staff

Paige L. Schneider

Assistant Professor of Politics and Women's and Gender Studies
B.A. University of Florida, 1985 M.A. Florida Atlantic University, 1991 Graduate Certificate in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Emory University, 1998 PhD, Emory University, 2000

Paige L. Schneider

Teaching Professor

B.A. University of Florida

M.A. Florida Atlantic University

Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Emory University

Ph.D. Emory University


Paige Schneider has taught at Sewanee since 2000. She offers courses on gender and politics, LGBT studies, the politics of poverty and inequality, contemporary social movements, and teaches a summer field study class in Uganda on gender and human rights. Her courses contribute to programs in Women and Gender Studies, International and Global Studies, and Southern Appalachian Studies. Professor Schneider was a founding member of the College’s community engaged learning program, and some of her courses employ this pedagogical approach. Past research focused on cultural politics, and the institutionalization of movements in political parties. She has published on factionalism in the Republican party in the South, and the political activism of local churches on issues of gender and cultural politics. More recently her work has focused on gender and politics from an international perspective. She has conducted research on women's political participation and representation in Bolivia, and has served as a consultant for the non-governmental organization, Bolivia Transparente. Her current research examines the relationship between gender, sport and women’s equality in low income countries, and a second line of research with Ugandan research partner Lina Zedriga, considers the role of ‘women’s situation rooms’ in volatile electoral environments. Professor Schneider serves as Posse mentor for the Posse Scholars class of 2017.