Faculty & Staff

Paige L. Schneider

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


Professor Schneider has a joint appointment with the Politics department, and the department of Women’s and Gender Studies. She teaches courses in the sub-fields of gender and politics,political sociology, and women, gender and sexuality studies. A founding member of the College’s community engaged learning program, and the intergroup dialogue program (IGD),each fall she teaches with colleague Nicky Hamilton, a course on race and class. Dr. Schneider’s earlier research examined cultural politics and the institutionalization of social movements in political parties (Read here). Her current research in the area of domestic politics considers barriers to college access and persistence to graduation among rural youth (with Emily Partin). In the area of gender and politics, Dr. Schneider’s research examines female incursions into traditionally all male preserves such as sport, and politics. An article (with David Carroll) forthcoming in a special edition of Policy Studies proposes a new conceptual framework and key indicators for studying the relationship between gender and political/electoral violence. In 2018 she received a grant to conduct field research in Uganda examining violence against women in politics, and the relationship between gender and violence during elections in countries that have adopted gender quotas.