Place, poetics and letters
We value the diversity of histories and stories, ideas and questions. We engage globally and locally, interrogating the boundaries of traditional canons, seeking to engage traditions beyond geographical divisions. We cross borders and examine boundaries. We believe that study of history, literature, philosophy open us to worlds of human experiences and provides us with a better understanding of ourselves and our world, its past and future, and our place within.
The Humanities in the Curriculum
At Antioch College, students create self-designed majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The faculty in the humanities have disciplinary expertise and regularly offer courses in history, philosophy, literature, and cultural studies.
(Philosophy links to the Catalog entry of courses)
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Literature and Writing
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
Faculty in the Humanities
Humanities News & Achievements
Interview by Matt Walker '04. Natalie Suzelis is an Assistant Professor of Literature at Antioch College. She holds a Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, where she was a Schaffer and A. W. Mellon fellow. Her research synthesizes...
Conor Jameson ’21 graduated in June with a self-design major in Writing and Performance. She will perform as the frontwoman in the artistic collective !PUFF! during Yellow Springs Porchfest 2021
Mary Evans ’20 shares her personal journey to the reentry of society and the inspiration behind her work in an article published by Soapbox Cincinnati
The Registrar’s Assistant (Quiet and Tireless Record Keeping): Saul Martinez ’24 at the Antioch College Office of the Registrar in Yellow Springs, Ohioby Saul Martinez-Velazquez on September 15, 2021
My name is Saul Martinez and I work in McGregor Hall on the second floor in the Office of the Registrars. We assure that all documents are accounted for and stored in an orderly fashion in our cabinets. When I’m not dropping off transcript requests
Godwin’s Law: Isabelle Juniper Wonn ’22 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museumby Isabelle June Wonn on March 22, 2020
For my co-op in Winter 2020, I am working for the Holocaust Museum. I am working with Noemi in the Oral History department and with Marc in Oral History. Noemi’s job is working with people to get a survivor’s history of life and time in
Noah Yasgur ’19 at Community Solutionsby Noah Yasgur on June 5, 2019
In a nutshell, and as seen on their website, the aim of Community Solutions “is to educate people about ways to make their communities more self-reliant and resilient.” However small this sounds in scope, I can assure you that there is A LOT that fits
Art, Interview, Translations: Sarah Tibble ’22 at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.by Sarah Tibble on May 15, 2019
When I first thought of working for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the idea seemed daunting. Washington D.C. in general seems daunting, working with people I have never met before is daunting, living with people I have only briefly met before seems daunting. I
Exploration of Sound, Sight, and Sentiment: Rachel Isaacson ’19 at Mills Lawn Elementary School in Yellow Springs, Ohioby Rachel Isaacson on February 11, 2019
This past co-op I worked at Mills Lawn Elementary School in Yellow Springs, Ohio as an assistant kindergarten teacher for all the kindergarten classes, which consisted of sixty kids total. My main job was working with the kids who scored lowest on tests on things
Educating for Democracy: Elijah Snow-Rackley ’20 at Critical Exploration Pressby Elijah Snow-Rackley on March 25, 2018
What do we value most in education today? What does it mean to be smart? A lot of children might respond that what’s important are the answers. They might suggest that knowledge, fundamentally, is simply knowing the answer to a problem. In education, our focus
Students who graduate with degrees in the humanities continue their education in graduate programs in all disciplines, become teachers, work as artists, and pursue a variety of professional opportunities. Here are a few:
- Perri Freeman ’15, BA in History, was elected to the Burlington (Vt.) City Council in March 2019. Freeman is currently seeking re-election to represent Burlington’s Central District.
- Eric Michael Rhodes ’16, BA in History, completed an MA in History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. During the 2020-2021 academic year, he was a fellow at the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast at Lamar University.
- Jenn Wheeler ’15, BA in Philosophy, is a programmer analyst at The College of William and Mary in Virginia.
- Nargees Jumahan ’15, BA in History and Visual Art, is is an upper elementary teacher at Valley Montessori School.
- Trinica Sampson ’16, BA in Literature, is a support services coordinator at Foundation Communities in Austin, Texas.
- Angel Nalubega ’18, BA in History, was a co-teacher at St. James School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before enrolling in the Master of Divinity program at Princeton Theological Seminary.