Eliska Schnabel

Eliska SchnabelEliska Schnabel is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department. Schnabel received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also holds two bachelor’s degrees in Political Science, European Studies, and International Relations from Masaryk University in the Czech Republic, where she also obtained her master’s degree in International Relations.

Schnabel’s research focuses on minority rights in the United States and Europe, especially at the local level. Her dissertation explains why local governments and residents resist some new mosques and accept, or at least not resist, other mosques in Berlin and Chicago suburbs. Schnabel also published the article “Local rebels: How local governments get around federal and state laws to resist new mosques” in the Journal of Urban Affairs, exploring different ways local governments use to get around higher-level laws to resist minorities.