Articles & Book Chapters

Kerice Doten-Snitker. 2021. “Contexts of State Violence: Jewish Expulsions in the Holy Roman Empire.” Social Science History 45(1):131-163. doi: 10.1017/ssh.2020.39 (preprint on SocArXiv)

Kerice Doten-Snitker, Cara Margherio, Elizabeth Litzler, Ella Ingram, and Julia Williams. 2021. “Developing a Shared Vision for Change: Moving toward Inclusive Empowerment.” Research in Higher Education 62:206–229. doi: 10.1007/s11162-020-09594-9 (preprint on OSF)

Cara Margherio, Julia Williams, Kerice Doten-Snitker, Elizabeth Litzler, Eva Andrijcic, and Sriram Mohan. 2020. “Cultivating Strategic Partnerships to Transform STEM Education.” In White, K., Beach, A., Finkelstein, N., Henderson, C., Simkins, S., Slakey, L., Stains, M., Weaver, G., & Whitehead, L. (Eds.) Transforming Institutions: Accelerating Systemic Change in Higher Education. Pressbooks. (open-access book)

Mohamed ElZomor, Chelsea Mann, Kerice Doten-Snitker, Kristen Parrish, and Mikhail Chester. 2018.”Leveraging Vertically-Integrated Courses and Problem Based Learning to Improve Students’ Performance and Skills.” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice 144(4):04018009 doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000379

Working Papers

Kerice Doten-Snitker. “The Temporal and Spatial Structure of Medieval Expulsions of Jews.” (resubmitted) working paper on SocArXiv

What social processes guide the spread of persecution? I investigate the diffusion of medieval expulsions of Jews from polities in the Holy Roman Empire. For medieval rulers, religious and material concerns were strong rationales against expulsion. Yet expulsions increase markedly in the fifteenth century, as part of a broader shift in medieval Europe from informal violence towards persecution carried out by authorities. Did an expulsion by one ruler affect another ruler’s choices about expulsion? Using discrete-time event-history analysis methods, I document the lack of spatial contagion of expulsion among over 800 polities in the western Holy Roman Empire, 1000-1520CE. Institutional and social network incentives contained the potential spread of expulsion. There was a neighborhood-based pattern to expulsions; cities were less likely to expel Jews if a neighbor did so. Though informal violence, such as rioting, is prone to contagion, this persecuting policy was not. These results suggest that violence committed by governments against minority groups is less contagious than might be assumed. Social interdependence can spur as well as squelch political actions.

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