Monica C. Schneider

Associate Professor of Political Science, Miami University (Ohio)

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  • Ph.D. American Politics and Methodology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. 2007
  • M.A. Political Science, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. 2004
  • B.A. Psychology (honors), Northwestern University. 1998

Research and Teaching Interests:

Professor Schneider's research and teaching interests cover a wide variety of areas in American Politics, including political psychology, gender and racial stereotypes, the gender gap, campaigns and elections, public opinion, and methodology.

Selected Publications:

"The Battle for Ohio in 2008: The Politics of Pragmatism."  in The Change Election: Money, Mobilization, and Persuasion in the 2008 Federal Elections, David B. Magleby (ed.).  Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, Provo, UT, 2009. (with D. Coffey, D. Cohen, B. Tadlock, D. Kingsbury, D. Carnahan, and J. Green)

"Stepping around the Brick Wall: Overcoming Student Obstacles in Methods Courses." PS: Political Science and Politics 42.2 (200): 375-83. (with A.L. Bos)

"Political Expertise and the Use of Ideology: Moderating Effects of Evaluative Motivation." Public Opinion Quarterly 71.2 (2007): 221-252. (with C. Federico)

“Satisficing.” in Polling America: An Encyclopedia of Public Opinion, Samuel Best and Benjamin Radcliff (eds.).  Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 2005. (with J.M. Miller)

"Experimental Tests of an Attitudinal Theory of the Gender Gap in Voting." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 29.10 (2003): 1245-1258. (with A.H. Eagly, A.B. Diekman, and P. Kulesa)

Research agenda:

Professor Schneider's main research agenda centers on examining why women and minorities are underrepresented at all levels of American political life. In particular, her published work has focused on stereotypes as an explanation for the lack of women and minorities in elected offices. For example, she examines how female candidates design their political campaigns to overcome gender stereotypes and what effect their rhetoric and marketing techniques have on voters. She has recently published work critiquing the assumptions researchers make in measuring stereotypes of female and black politicians. Schneider's current research agenda is to address the finding that women are less likely to express political ambition compared to men by examining how men and women perceive the job of holding political office. Related, she is working on a co-authored project as to why more women do not major in political science and what the impact of this might be for political life. She also examines how appeals to female voters function to persuade women and whether messages from a male versus a female candidate are equally effective. 

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ISPP Small Grant Award

We are pleased that the International Society for Political Psychology has awarded "Mentoring Conferences for New Research on Gender in Political Psychology" one of their Small Grants to further the goals of ISPP.

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Monica Schneider and Angie Bos

Monica is an Asst. Professor at Miami University (Ohio) and Angie is an Asst. Professor at the College of Wooster. They have been friends and collaborators since they first met at the University of Minnesota where they both completed the interdisciplinary Ph.D. minor in political psychology and focused their dissertation research on gender and political psychology.

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