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Matthew Jerome Schneider

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Based in

United States
North America

Matthew Jerome Schneider is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. His work is situated in the areas of environmental sociology, civic engagement, and race and racism. Specifically, Schneider’s work focuses on water quality in Southeast North Carolina, North Carolina’s emerging offshore wind industry, public opinion of hydraulic fracturing in the United States, and grassroots homeless services in St. Louis, MO. He earned his B.S. in Sociology and History from Illinois College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States

Focus areas of expertise

Greenwashing Climate Justice Fossil fuels Renewable energy

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Matthew Jerome Schneider. Forthcoming. “‘I Don’t Know What’s Racist:’ White Invisibility Among Explicitly Color-Conscious Volunteers.” Qualitative Sociology.

Brian F. O’Neill and Matthew Jerome Schneider, (2022). “Demystifying the Global ‘Just Transition’ – On Power Struggles and Electric Mountains.” Human Geography.

Musa Jalal and Matthew Jerome Schneider, (2022). “Bottom-Up Violence Work: Exploring the Case of Armed Racial Justice Counter-Protest.” The Reproduction and Maintenance of Inequalities in Interpersonal Relationships, edited by Tyler Ross Flockhart et al., IGI Global, pp. 189–205.

Brian F. O’Neill and Matthew Jerome Schneider, (2021). “Fracking, Public Health, and Biden’s Green New Deal.” The Society Pages, July 21.

Brian F. O’Neill and Matthew Jerome Schneider, (2021). “A Public Health Frame for Fracking? Predicting Public Support for Hydraulic Fracturing.” The Sociological Quarterly 62: 3: 439-463.

Matthew Jerome Schneider, (2018). “Exotic Place, White Space: Racialized Volunteer Spaces in Honduras.” Sociological Forum 33: 3: 690-711.