Assistant Professor of Politics and Women’s and Gender Studies
B.A. University of Florida
M.A. in Politics and Public Policy, Florida Atlantic University
PhD. Emory University
Graduate Teaching Certificate in WGS, Emory University
Prof. Schneider has a joint appointment with Politics, and Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS). She teaches courses in gender and politics, including Global Gender Issues, Gender, Violence and Power and for WGS, the Introduction to LGBT Studies, and the Politics of LGBT Rights. She also teaches courses on Contemporary Social Movements, and the Politics of Poverty and Inequality. Her courses are also cross listed with International and Global Studies (IGS).
Dr. Schneider’s earlier research examined cultural politics, southern politics, and the institutionalization of the Christian conservative social movement in the Republican party. Her current research interests in the domestic policy realm examine the barriers to college access and persistence among rural youth (with Emily Partin).
In the international and global arena, Dr. Schneider has served as a gender analyst for Bolivia Transparente, and The Carter Center. Her current research examines violence against women in elections, and politics more generally in East Africa (with Lina Zedriga), and a second project examines female incursions into traditionally male preserves like fight/sports and its relationship to broader currents of gender equality in a country.
Dr. Schneider was a Posse Mentor for Posse Scholar Class of C’17, and a founding member of the community engaged learning program at Sewanee.