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


Dr. Paige Schneider has a joint appointment with the departments of Women’s and Gender studies, and Politics. She teaches courses in the fields of gender and politics, political sociology, and LGBTQ Studies. Professor Schneider earned her PhD in political science, and a graduate teaching certificate in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies from Emory University. She conducts research in the areas of women and politics, and gender and sport, and has served as a consultant to non-governmental organizations in Bolivia and Liberia on issues related to gender and political representation, and electoral violence. 

Dr. Schneider’s current research examines the relationship between gender and election violence, and resistance to women’s political leadership in transitional democracies including Uganda and Tunisia. A secondary line of research concerns gender and fight sports. She has published most recently in Policy Studies (UK), and the Journal of Gender Studies. She has a forthcoming book chapter in Gender and Violence against Political Actors (Temple University Press; eds. Elin Bjarnegård and Pär Zetterberg) that examines violence against female political candidates in local council elections drawing upon her fieldwork in Uganda. An article, "What Microlevel Data can tell us about Election Violence in Uganda," is part of a special edition The Voter Experience Around the World:How Election Design Impacts Attitudes, Behaviors and Outcomes under review at the journal Representation (eds Toby James and Holly Ann Garnett). A book chapter, “Increasing Visibility and the (Re)presentation of Female Boxers in Print Media," for the manuscript Fighting Boxing’s Narratives is currently under contract with Routledge Press (eds Sarah Crews and Solomon Lennox).

At the College, Schneider is a founding member of the College’s original community engaged learning program CLECE, worked with Dr. Patterson to create and manage internships for Sewanee students in Uganda, and was the faculty coordinator of the intergroup dialogue (IGD) initiative on race and class from 2016-2018. She served as the Posse Scholar faculty mentor for C’17, and is the faculty advisor for Pro-Choice Sewanee. 

You may find Dr. Schneider's CV here.