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R. CLAIRE SNYDER

Assistant Professor



Department of Public & International Affairs

George Mason University

MSN 3F4, Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 993.2962 – rcsnyder@gmu.edu

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1997.


  • Dissertation: “Citizens’ Militias and Armed Masculinity: The Citizen-Soldier Ideal and Gender in the Civic Republican Tradition,” directed by Benjamin R. Barber with Stephen Bronner, Charles Moskos, and Linda Zerilli.


B.A. cum laude, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1986.
POST - DOCTORAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


Assistant Professor of Government and Politics in Political Theory

George Mason University, Department of Public & International Affairs

August 2000 – present
Assistant Professor of Political Theory, Undergraduate and Graduate Faculties

Illinois State University, Department of Politics & Government, Normal, IL 61790

August 1998 – June 2000.
Full-time Consultant for the Kettering Foundation

Director of “Evolution of Public Life” and “History of Higher Education” Projects

April 1997 – June 1998.
Project Director and Service Learning Coordinator, Art Matters Too!

Walt Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy, Rutgers University



August 1996 – June 1997.

GRANTS, AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
Renewing the Commonwealth Grant, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities ($15,000)

  • Project Director, “Summit on Citizenship in Virginia,” September 16-17, 2002.


Dean’s Graduate Research Assistant Award for Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences, George Mason University, 2002/03.
Outstanding Research Initiative Award, Illinois State University, 2000.
Whitman Post-Doctoral Fellow, Walt Whitman Center for the Culture & Politics of Democracy, 1997/98.
Excellence Fellow (for 5 years), The Graduate School, Rutgers University, 1996/97 & 1988-92.
Kettering Fellow (for 2 years), The Kettering Foundation, 1993-95.
Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis Graduate Fellow, 1994/95.
PUBLICATIONS
Books
Citizen-Soldiers and Manly Warriors: Military Service and Gender in the Civic Republican Tradition (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1999).
Journal Articles (blind-peer-reviewed)
The Citizen-Soldier Tradition and Gender Integration of the U.S. Military,” Armed Forces & Society 29, no. 2 (Winter 2003): 185-204, forthcoming.
Gendered Radicalism and Civil Society: What Can Democratic Theorists Learn From Southern White Ladies?” Polity: The Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Association XXXIV, no. 3 (Spring 2002): 393-407.
Should Political Science Have a Civic Mission? An Overview of the Historical Evidence,” PS: Political Science and Politics XXXIV, no. 2 (2001): 301-305.
Book Chapters in Edited Volumes (editorially-reviewed)
The Patriarchal Military,” in Empire, War, and Terrorism: U.S. Militarism and the New World Order, edited by Carl Boggs (New York: Routledge, 2003), forthcoming.
Neo-Patriarchy and the Anti-Homosexual Agenda,” in Fundamental Differences: Feminists Talk Back To Social Conservatives, edited by Cynthia Burack & Jyl J. Josephson (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), forthcoming.
Social Capital: The Politics of Race and Gender,” in Social Capital: Critical Perspectives on Community and Bowling Alone, edited by Scott McLean, David A. Schultz, and Manfred B. Steger (New York: New York University Press, 2002).
Democratic Theory and the Case for Public Deliberation,” in Democracy’s Moment: Reforming the American Political System for the 21st Century, edited by Ron Hayduk & Kevin Mattson (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2002).
Faye J. Crosby, Ann Pufall, R. Claire Snyder, Marion O'Connell, and Peg Whalen, “The Denial of Personal Disadvantage Among You, Me, and All the Other Ostriches” in Gender and Thought, edited by Mary Crawford and Margaret Gentry (New York: Springer-Verlag, 1989).
Other Scholarly Publications (editorially-reviewed)
The Christian Right’s ‘Defense of Marriage’: Democratic Rhetoric, Anti-Democratic Politics,” The Public Eye XVI, no. 3 (Fall 2002): 1-11.

Political Theory and Public Deliberation: An Introductory Essay for Students,” in Introducing Political Science Students to Public Deliberation (Washington, DC: American Political Science Association, 2001).

The Civic Roots of Academic Social Science Scholarship in America.” Higher Education Exchange (Spring 2000): 5-16.
"Shutting the Public Out of Politics: Civic Republicanism, Professional Politics, and the Eclipse of Civil Society," An Occasional Paper of the Kettering Foundation (Dayton, OH: The Charles F. Kettering Foundation, 1999).
The Public and Its Colleges: Reflections on the History of American Higher Education,” Higher Education Exchange (Spring 1998): 6-15.
"North Carolinians Want Alternative Sentences for Nonviolent Offenders," Overcrowded Times, August 1996. Co-authored with Damon Higgins.
Book Reviews
Review of Stephen Eric Bronner, Ideas in Action: Political Tradition in the Twentieth Century (Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1999). Published in Theory and Society 29, no. 6 (2000): 844-854.
Review Essay on Judith N. Shklar. Political Thought & Political Thinkers, edited by Stanley Hoffman. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998; and Thoreau: Political Writings, edited by Nancy L. Rosenblum. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Published in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms 4, no. 6 (1999): 92-94.
Review of Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox, eds. God at the Grass Roots, 1996: The Christian Right in the 1996 Elections (Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1997). Published in New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture 20, no. 2 (June 1998): 241-243.
Works Under Review
Radical Virtue: Women in Nineteenth-Century Civil Society,” submitted for review January 22, 2003.
The Citizen-Soldier and the Tragedy of the Eighteenth Brumaire,” submitted for review December 7, 2003.

Democratic Theory and the Civic Historiography of Michael Sandel,” submitted for review August 27, 2002.


Works-in-Progress
Neo-Patriarchy and the Attack on Same-Sex Marriage (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., under contract).
Review of Paul Apostolidis, Stations of the Cross: Adorno and Christian Right Radio (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000) for New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture.

CONFERENCES
Paper Presentations
Radical Virtue: Women in Nineteenth-Century Civil Society.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Savannah, GA, November 6-9, 2002.
Same-Sex Marriage and the Redefinition of Democracy.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 28-September 1, 2002.
Democratic Politics and the Civic Historiography of Michael Sandel.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Long Beach, CA, March 22-24, 2002.

Sandel’s American History: Were We Ever a Christian Nation?” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA, November 7-10, 2001.


Are Women Really Citizens? Rethinking Contemporary Debates About Women in the Military.” Paper presented at the Fifth Biennial Conference on Women in Uniform, sponsored by the Women’s Research & Education Institute, Arlington, VA, December 1, 2000.
Social Capital and the Politics of Difference.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA, November 8-11, 2000.
Virtually Democratic: The Constitution, Civil Society, and Queer Civil Rights.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA, September 1-5, 1999.
Troubling Armed Masculinity: Military Academies, Hazing Rituals, and the Reconstitution of the Citizen-Soldier.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA, September 1-5, 1999.
Higher Education, Democratic Ideals, and Public Life in the New Millennium.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 15-17, 1999.
Public Administrators, Public Scholars, Public Citizens: Rethinking American Higher Education.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Seattle, WA, March 25-27, 1999.
Reviewing the Scopes Trial: Redefinitions of Higher Education and Public Values in the Early Twentieth Century.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Los Angeles, CA, March 19-21, 1998.
"Citizen-Soldiers, Blood Brothers, and the New Militias: Interrogating the Republican Discourse of the American Right." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeast Political Science Association, Boston, MA, November 14-16, 1996.
"'Jean-Jacques ... You are a Genevan': The Role of Civic Festivals in the Constitution of Masculine Republican Citizenship." Paper presented at the Second Annual Political Science Graduate Student Conference, Rutgers University, March 24, 1996.
"Remembering the Citizen-Sailor: Civic Education, Gender, and the Post-Cold War Navy." Paper presented at the Twelfth Naval History Symposium, sponsored by the History Department of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, October 25-27, 1995.
"Liberté, Egalité, Sororité: the Citizen-Soldier and Gender in the Age of the French Revolution." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeast Political Science Association, Providence, RI, November 10-12, 1994.
Roundtable Participation
Marx's Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte: Retheorizing after 150 Years.” Sponsored by Political Thought and Philosophy: Historical Approaches at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 28-September 1, 2002.

Fundamental Flaws: Feminists Reply to Social Conservatives.” Sponsored by the Women & Politics section at the Southern Political Science Association annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 7-10, 2001.


Social Capital: Putnam’s Retreat From Politics?” Co-sponsored by Political Theory and History & Politics sections at the Western Political Science Association annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 15-17, 2001.
Teaching Feminist Theory,” sponsored by Gender & Politics section at the Western Political Science Association annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 15-17, 2001.
The Civic Purposes of Progressive Political Science,” sponsored by New Political Science at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, August 31-September 3, 2000.
Wollstonecraft and the Politics of Feminist Theory,” sponsored by Women & Politics section at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Norfolk, VA, November 7, 1997.
Invited Conferences
Research Team Member, National Issues Convention: “We the People,” Philadelphia, PA, January 10-12, 2003.
Special Guest, 2002 Streams of Service Conference: “Empower Virginia Through Service and Engagement,” sponsored by the Virginia Commission on National and Community Service, Virginia Beach, VA, August 14-16 , 2002.

Participant, “War, Loyalty and Liberty,” an extended colloquium sponsored by the Liberty Fund, Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah, July 9 -15, 2001.


Participant, “The Uses of Public Religion: Possibilities and Pitfalls,” a seminar sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, April 6, 2001.
Participant, “Seminar on Higher Education and Public Life,” sponsored by the Kettering Foundation, L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC, June 28-29, 2000.
Participant, “Refurnishing the Public Square: Religion and Public Policy in 20th Century America,” sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, February 4, 2000.
Participant, “Seminar on Higher Education and Public Life,” sponsored by the Kettering Foundation, L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC, June 24-25, 1999.
Speaker, “Seminar on the Professions and Public Life,” sponsored by the Kettering Foundation, L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC, June 25-26, 1998.
Other Conference Participation
Chair, “Identity, Self, Agency.” Panel at Feminist Ethics Revisited: An International Conference on Feminist Ethics, Clearwater Beach, FL, October 1-3, 1999.
Poster session, “Teaching Citizens and Governance: Lessons from the Frontlines.” Presented with Bob Bradley at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA, September 1-5, 1999.
Chair and discussant, “Human Rights.” Panel at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 15-17, 1999.
Discussant, “Women As Citizens.” Panel sponsored by Foundations of Political Theory at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, September 3-6, 1998.
Discussant, “Transforming Traditional Teaching.” Panel sponsored by the organized section on Teaching and the Profession at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Los Angeles, CA, March 19-21, 1998.
APPLIED WORK ON DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP


Citizenship Initiatives at George Mason University (2000 – present):

  • Center for Democratic Participation Committee, 2000 – present.

  • Faculty, “GOVT 101: Democratic Theory & Practice,” 2000 – present.

  • “Democratic Theory & Practice” reader revision committee, 2000/01.

  • GMU Liaison to the Virginia Citizenship Institute, 2000/01.


The Kettering Foundation (1993 – present):

  • Research Associate, “America’s Role in the World” Project, 2003.

  • Research Associate, Higher Education and Public Life projects, 1999 – present.

  • Project Director, Public History of Higher Education Project, 1997-1999.

  • Project Director, Evolution of Public Life Project, 1997/98.

  • “Dayton Days” Associate, 1996/97.

  • Faculty, “Deliberative Democracy Seminar,” Public Policy Workshop, July 1994 & ’95.


Virginia Citizenship Institute (Spring & Summer 2001):

  • Acting Board Member, VCI

  • Faculty, “The Thoughtful Citizen,” VCI Summer Program


The Walt Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy (1992 – 1997):

  • Project Director and Service Learning Coordinator, “Art Matters Too!” Project (1996/97)

  • “Whitman Seminar” Coordinator (1992/93 & 1993/94)

  • Walt Whitman Center Coordinator (1992/93)

  • Conference Assistant, “Measuring Citizenship” Project (Spring 1994 & ’95)


John Doble Research Associates, Inc. (Summer 1996):

prepared surveys, analyzed focus-group and survey data, and wrote reports.

  • Research topics included crime & corrections, race relations, education, and public deliberation.



TEACHING

Classroom Experience




George Mason University, Assistant Professor:


  • Democratic Theory & Practice

  • Political Values: Theories of Justice

  • Modern Western Political Theory

  • American Political Thought

  • Contemporary Political Ideologies

  • Women, Gender, & American Politics

Illinois State University, Assistant Professor:


  • Individuals & Civic Life: Citizens and Governance

  • Introduction to Political Thinking

  • Women in Politics

  • American Political Theory

  • Graduate Seminar: Topics in Political Theory: Feminist Theory


Hunter College of the City University of New York, Adjunct Assistant Professor:

  • Women & American Politics


Rutgers University, Lecturer:

  • Nature of Politics

  • Women, Culture, and Society

  • Women, the Family & Political Theory

  • Politics, Citizenship & the Arts


Princeton University, Lecturer:

  • American Politics

  • Women, Gender & Politics


Academic Talks & Public Presentations
“‘The Army Will Make a Man Out of You’: Feminist Theory and American Military Traditions.” Presentation at the inaugural meeting of the Women’s Policy Institute’s Feminist Political Theory Forum at American University, Washington, DC, November 20, 2002.
The Anti-Homosexual Agenda and the Attack on Democracy.” Talk delivered at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, October 9, 2002.
Citizen-Soldiers.” Presentation to Honors Seminar, Department of Public & International Affairs, George Mason University, November 13, 2001.
Citizen-Soldiers, Manly Warriors, and the Sexual Politics of the American Military.” Talk delivered at New College of the University of South Florida, Sarasota, FL, March 9, 1999.

Gender and Political Science.” Talk given as part of Women’s Studies Brown Bag Series Presentation on Gender and the Disciplines, Illinois State University, November 10, 1998.


SERVICE
Service to the Profession
Editorial Board, New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture, October 2002 – present.
Committee on Professional Ethics, Rights, & Freedoms, American Political Science Association, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2005.
Southern Political Science Association Program Committee, Women & Politics section, 2002/03.
Chair, Betty Nesvold Women & Politics Award Committee, Western Political Science Association, March 2002 – March 2003.
Secretary, Women’s Caucus, Southern Political Science Association, 2002/03.
External Referee, Armed Forces & Society, 2002 – present.
External Referee, University of Kansas Press, 2002 – present.
External Referee, New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 1999 – 2002.
Charles A. McCoy Distinguished Career Award Committee, Caucus for a New Political Science, organized section of the American Political Science Association, 2000/01.
American Political Science Association Program Committee, New Political Science section, 1999/00.
Executive Committee, New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 1997-1999.
Service to the College of Arts & Sciences
Amnesty International Faculty Advisor, George Mason University, Spring 2002 – present.
Women’s Studies Program Faculty, George Mason University, Spring 2001 – present.
Campus Climate Committee, Office of University Life, George Mason University, 2002/03.
PIA Departmental Chair Search Committee, CAS, George Mason University, 2001/02.
Academic Freedom Committee, Illinois State University, 1999/2000.
Departmental Service
Curriculum Committee, Public & International Affairs, George Mason University, 2002/03.
PIA Citizenship Initiatives, Public & International Affairs, George Mason University, 2000 – present (see above for details).
Writing Intensive” Assessment Committee, Public & International Affairs, George Mason University, Spring 2002.
Faculty Search Committee, American Institutions position, Public & International Affairs, George Mason University, Fall 2001.
Faculty Search Committee, Political Theory/Law position, Public & International Affairs, George Mason University, Fall 2001.
Curriculum Committee, Public & International Affairs, George Mason University, 2000/01.

  • Chair, Subcommittee on Political Theory Curriculum, Spring 2001.


Executive Committee, Department of Political Science, Illinois State University, 1999/00
Conference Organizer, Illinois Conference for Students of Political Science, 1999 & 2000.
Task Force on the Recruitment & Retention of Undergraduate Majors, Department of Political Science, Illinois State University, 1999/00.
Faculty Advisor, Political Science Undergraduate Club, Illinois State University, 1998/99.

Organizational Memberships

  • American Political Science Association

  • APSA Organized sections: Foundations of Political Theory, New Political Science, Women & Politics and Women’s Caucus


  • Southern Political Science Association

  • Western Political Science Association

  • Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces & Society

  • National Alliance for Civic Education (NACE)



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