Amy Schneidhorst

Amy Schneidhorst has taught in institutions around the US, including University of Illinois at Chicago and Alma College. She is author of Building a Just and Secure World: Popular Front Women’s Struggle for Peace and Justice in Chicago During the 1960s (Continuum Books, 2011), and her current research investigates the influence of anarcha-pacifism and the Catholic left on post-1989 economic justice and anti-militarist movements.

Schneidhorst earned a master’s in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, UK and a PhD in US History and Women’s Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her teaching and research interests include post-1945 US history, social and political reform movements, the history of non-violence, women’s studies and gender, race and ethnicity, oral history and public history.

This year she is teaching courses about civil disobedience and experimenting with a variety of creative classroom tools including blended learning, games and role playing. She has also developed upper level courses on the history of masculinity, the Cold War and gender.

Wintersession 2018 Courses

  • HPSS-S141-02 The Art Of (Nonviolent) Civil Disobedience

Spring 2018 Courses

  • HPSS-S146-01 Secular Spirituality, Creativity and Social Transformation In The Late Twentieth Century
  • HPSS-S101-22 Topics: History, Philosophy, & The Social Sciences
  • PHD, University of Illinois, Chicago


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