Dr. Christopher J. Schneider

Author, Professor, Speaker

Schneider is a recognized academic expert on social media

Vancouver Sun


I am Associate Professor of Sociology at Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada. My research and publications have focused largely on information technologies and related changes to police work. I have written or collaborated on five books and have published dozens of scholarly articles, book chapters, and essays. I have received award recognition for my research contributions and public service as well as more than a dozen teaching awards and related honours. 


I am the author of Policing and Social Media: Social Control in an Era of New Media (Lexington Books | Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). Policing and Social Media reached No. 1 on Amazon's list of "Hot New Releases in Canadian Politics" and has received acclaim from scholars, activists, police practitioners, and journalists in media and in peer-reviewed academic journals. I have also published on different substantive topics including, a co-authored research methods book (with 2,600+ citations), and papers and books that explore issues such as police legitimacy and body cameras, crime, law, risk, riots and civil unrest, surveillance and technology matters, sexual misconduct, music culture, beard culture, mobile phones, celebrity, and public pedagogy, to name a few. My writing, research, and commentary have been featured in hundreds of news reports across North America, including the New York Times. I previously held the the Endowed Chair of Criminology and Criminal Justice (spring term 2019) at St. Thomas University and the Public Visiting Scholar position at Wilfrid Laurier University (fall term 2016). I currently sit on the Brandon, Manitoba John Howard Society Board of Directors. 


I originally hail from Chicago ✶✶✶✶ and have an English bulldog named Deuce. 


For media inquiries and speaking engagements please contact me via email.