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Jennie Schulze

Jennie Schulze

Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Political Science

College Hall 507
Phone: 412.396.6483
schulzej@duq.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Political Science, The George Washington University, 2009
B.A., Political Science, Boston College, 2001
Biography and Expertise

Jennie L. Schulze (PhD) is an Associate Professor of in the Department of Political Science at Duquesne University. Her research interests include the influence of European institutions and kin-states on minority integration and minority rights in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as how cultural, structural, and social variables effect minority integration and democratic participation. Schulze's scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as Nationalities Paper, Journal for Ethnic and Minority Issues in Europe, and Studies of Transition States and Societies. Her book project focuses on the comparative influence of European institutions and Russia on the development of minority policies in Estonia and Latvia. She currently serves as the division chair of the "Ethnic Minorities" section for the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, as well as the on the program committee for the Central and Eastern European section of the Association for the Study of Nationalities. She teaches both comparative politics and international relations courses.

Expertise in Minorities, Nationalism, Eastern Europe.

Publications

BOOK PUBLISHED BY MAJOR ACADEMIC PRESS

• Strategic Frames. Europe, Russia, and Minority Inclusion in Estonia and Latvia, Russian and Eastern European Studies Series, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. Series editor: Jonathan Harris. The book examines how European institutions and Russia have interactively shaped policymaking toward Russian-speakers in Estonia and Latvia over the course of the past twenty-five years.

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

• "Pinning-down Democracy in Estonia: A Q-Method Study," Polity 50, no. 1 (January 2018): 4-42 (co-authored with Rune H. Anderson and Külliki Seppel). Using Q methodology to identify current discourses on democracy in Estonian society, this article highlights the disjuncture that exists between understandings of democracy among ethnic Estonians and predominant academic conceptualizations and measurement instruments.

• "Does Russia Matter? European Institutions, Strategic Framing, and the Case of Stateless Children in Estonia and Latvia," Problems of Post-Communism 64, No. 5 (October 2017): 257-275.This article explores how Russia's kin-state activism has influenced naturalization procedures for stateless children in Estonia and Latvia through a qualitative analysis of parliamentary debates from independence in 1991 through 2015.

• "The Ethnic Participation Gap: Comparing Second Generation Russian Youth and Estonian Youth," Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, Vol. 13, No.1 (2014), pp. 19-56. Through a quantitative analysis of "The Integration of the European Second Generation" (TIES) survey, this article explores the factors that influence the political and civic participation of second generation Russian youth in comparison with Estonian youth.

• "The Relationship between Integration Dimensions among Second Generation Russians in Estonia," Studies of Transition States and Societies, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2011), pp. 76-91 (co-authored with Gerli Nimmerfeldt and Marti Taru). This article examines the relationship between structural, cultural, social and identificational dimensions of integration among second generation Russians in Estonia through a quantitative analysis of "The Integration of the European Second Generation" (TIES) survey.

• "Estonia Caught between East and West: EU Conditionality, Russia's Activism, and Minority Integration," Nationalities Papers, Vol. 38, No. 3 (May 2010), pp. 361-392. This article employs Q methodology to explore how EU conditionality and Russia's activism have influenced elite attitudes toward minority policies, majority-minority relations, and language use in Estonian society.


PEER-REVIEWED CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUMES

• "Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Russian Perspectives on Integration in Estonia," in R. Vetik ed., Nation-Building in the Context of Post-Communist Transformation and Globalization (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2012), pp. 283-318. Through in-depth interviews with Russian minority representatives, this chapter explores how Russian-speakers understand integration and how they assess the Estonian integration program.

• "Contact and Crisis in Interethnic Relations," in R. Vetik & J. Helemäe, eds., The Russian Second Generation in Tallinn and Kohtla-Järve (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2011), pp. 163-180. Through a quantitative analysis of "The Integration of the European Second Generation" (TIES) survey, this chapter evaluates the influence of key variables including interethnic contact, experiences of discrimination, and the Bronze Soldier Crisis on interethnic attitudes between ethnic Estonian youth and second generation Russian youth in Estonian society.

OTHER SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

• "Cultural Integration and Adaptation," in The Integration of Second Generation Russians in Estonian Society: Country Report on TIES Survey in Estonia (Tallinn: Institute for International and Social Studies, 2008), pp. 58-93. Available at: http://www.tiesproject.eu/component/option%2ccom_docman/task%2cdoc_download/gid%2c351/Itemid%2c142/index.html.pdf. This chapter of the country report provides a summary of the cultural integration and adaptation of second generation Russians in comparison with ethnic Estonian youth through a quantitative analysis of the TIES survey.

• "Social Relations," in The Integration of Second Generation Russians in Estonian Society: Country Report on TIES Survey in Estonia (Tallinn: Institute for International and Social Studies, 2008), pp. 94-106. Available at: http://www.tiesproject.eu/component/option%2ccom_docman/task%2cdoc_download/gid%2c351/Itemid%2c142/index.html.pdf. This chapter of the country report provides a summary of the social integration and adaptation of second generation Russians in comparison with ethnic Estonian youth through a quantitative analysis the TIES survey.

Courses
COURSES

POSC 208 - Comparative Political Systems: Advanced Industrial States
POSC 245 - International Relations
POSC 321 - Government and Politics of Eastern Europe
POSC 408 - Democracy Conflict and World Politics
POSC 419W - Ethnic Conflict.

Honors/Award/ Grants

AWARDS

• Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award in the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Duquesne University, spring 2016.

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS AWARDED (Since 2010)

• City Lore funded by the National Endowment for Humanities. "Becoming Americans," 2017.

• Presidential Scholarship Award, Duquesne University. "Strategic Frames. Europe, Russia, and Minority Inclusion in Estonia and Latvia," 2017.

• Research Grant for Emerging Scholars, Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies. "The Consequences of Playing the Compatriot Card: The Influence of Russia's Activism on Elite Attitudes in Estonia and Latvia," 2012.

• Presidential Scholarship Award, Duquesne University. "The Language of Belonging: Second Generation Russians in Estonia," 2012.

• Severino A. Russo Endowed Faculty Development Award, Duquesne University. "The Consequences of Playing the Compatriot Card: The Influence of Russia's Activism on Elite Attitudes in Estonia and Latvia," 2012.

• McAnulty Summer Grant Writing Funding Award, 2012.

Presentations

INVITED SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

• US Department of Defense, "The Baltic States: Culture and Socio-Political Trends in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania." Ft. Carson, CO, January 26, 2017. Invited presentation by the Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace Program (LDESP) to prepare the command of the 4th Infantry Division of the US Army for deployment to the Baltic States for both NATO and US led operations.

• University of Pittsburgh, "The Bronze Soldier Crisis: Russia's Activism and Minority Policies." Pittsburgh, PA, October 10, 2014. Invited presentation for the Baltic Symposium, Re) Imagining and (Re) Interpreting Spaces, Symbols and Sites: The Baltic Region from the 19th to the 21st Century.

• University of Pittsburgh, "Interethnic Relations and Minority Integration in Estonia." Pittsburgh, PA, June 26, 2013. Invited presentation for the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) and university community.

• US Department of State, "Interethnic Relations and Minority Integration in Estonia," Washington, DC, July 20, 2012. Invited presentation to prepare the newly appointed Ambassador to Estonia, Jeffrey Levine.

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS, COMPETITIVELY REVIEWED (Since 2012)

• American Political Science Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA. September 3-7, 2015. Does Russia Matter? Citizenship and Language Policies in Estonia and Latvia." International Forum.

• Association for the Study of Nationalities Annual Convention, Columbia University, New York, NY. April 23, 2015. "Does Russia Matter? Citizenship Policies in Estonia and Latvia." International Forum.

• Association for the Study of Nationalities Annual Convention, Columbia University, New York, NY. April 19, 2013. "Russia's Soft Power: Identifications with Russia among Second Generational Russians in Estonia." International Forum.

• British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies Annual Convention, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University. Cambridge, UK. April 6, 2013. "Political and Civic Participation among Second Generation Russians in Estonia." International Forum.

• International Political Science Association Annual Conference, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. July 9, 2012. "Pinning-down Democracy in Estonia: A Q-Method Study." International Forum. Previous version presented at the ISS World Congress, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (2008). International Forum.

• Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies Annual Convention, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. April 28, 2012. "The Consequences of Playing the Compatriot Card: The Influence of Russia's Activism on Elite Attitudes in Estonia and Latvia." International Forum.

• International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. April 2, 2012. "Moving ‘Beyond Conditionality': Problematizing Elite Attitudes in Estonia and Latvia in the Post-Accession Period." International Forum.