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.

  • PHD, University of Illinois, Chicago


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