Social Sciences Division
Explore how we navigate our complex world.
Gain concrete knowledge about political and social institutions. Have your questions answered in a classroom environment that provides room for interpretation and fosters self-directed learners. Go out beyond the classroom and put your learning into action. The social sciences at Antioch College prepare you for a life of active citizenship through its commitment to open and democratic dialogue, innovative and empowering pedagogy, and the merger of theory and practice.
Swimming against the anti-immigrant current: Kensy Zelaya ’21 at the Central American Resources Center in Houstonby Kensy Zelaya Sabillon on November 3, 2020
I am Kensy Zelaya, a fourth-year student at Antioch College with a self-designed major in political economy and social psychology. For my last co-op, I found an internship at CARECEN, located in Houston, Texas. What is CARECEN? Under the slogan “No Human Being is Illegal,”
The Center of a Movement in the Middle of Nowhere: Ike Wylie ’22 at Camphill Copake in Copake, NYby Ike Wylie on October 10, 2020
In a valley that, if observed from up high, resembles a bowl- there is a village of twelve houses. They hold farmers, bakers, and candlemakers. These houses do not have televisions, pets, or microwaves. They sing and bless their meals. They are from Europe
Coming to Community in Copake: Asher Ruck ’22 at Camphill Village Copakeby Asher Ruck on October 10, 2020
As we walked to the wedding, Ben held a tight grip on my hand, dragging me along more than attempting to walk with me. When we approached the sizeable hill which on top sat the location for the ceremony, he let go and
Helping Hands and Hands of Need Extend Identically: Ike Wylie ’22 at Project Vida Health Center in El Paso, TXby Ike Wylie on March 21, 2020
Right now, I’m in a van with seven other new employees, we’re riding around on a rainy day visiting the nine different health clinics Project Vida offers. Many are in rural areas of southeast El Paso, places like Succuro and Montana Vista seem to be
More Than A Home: Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin ’22 at Estia Agios Nikolaos in Greeceby Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin on October 14, 2019
“Estia Agios Nikolaos is the only community in Greece where adults with special needs live, work and spend their free time together with their caregivers.” When I started my first year at Antioch I knew I wanted to study psychology, but I did not know
Chris Chavers ’22 at the Transgender Law Center in Oaklandby Chris Chavers on September 29, 2019
On my first co-op with the Transgender Law Center, I’ve come to learn that all skill sets are needed to become an effective organizer. I’ve learned that you don’t call the trains here “the bart” but “BART.” I’ve learned that a street without hills doesn’t
Social Sciences News & Achievements
Amelia Gonzales '17 is featured in a new half-hour documentary special, "A Family of Us," which is part of the PBS American Portrait initiative. The episode will premiere on Sunday, August 2 at 10:30 PM EST. Amelia's father, Ernesto, was released...
Assistant Professor of Political Economy Dean Snyder coauthored a piece of public scholarship, “The Green New Deal and the Politics of Consumption,” recently published by the online magazine Jacobin, a leading voice of the American left, offering...
It’s a 20 mile drive from Antioch College’s campus to the Dayton Correctional Institute (DCI), a state women’s prison just west of the city for which it’s named. If you know your way, and if there’s no traffic on US-35 going into Dayton, you can...