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.
The Social Sciences 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 social sciences have disciplinary expertise in Anthropology; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Critical Race and Ethnic Studies; Psychology; and Political Science.
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
Global Political Economy
Faculty in the Social Sciences
Social Sciences News & Achievements
In 2014, Antioch College Professor of History Dr. Kevin McGruder spent a warm summer afternoon talking to Precious Jewel Freeman Graham—treasured member of the community, founder of Antioch’s social work program, advocate for Black students, and...
Student-run newspaper ‘The Record’ has been reestablished by S. Quinn Ritzhaupt ’23 and Jacob Philip ’23 who aim to publish in June.
Angel Nalubega ’18, who majored in History at Antioch with a focus in Race and Ethnicity Studies, has been accepted to the three-year Master of Divinity program (MDiv) at Princeton Theological Seminary on a full scholar (The Francis Grimke Scholarship) to begin in the Fall.
LGBTQ+ Alumni Interview Project- Jasmine Timmester ’22by Jasmine Timmester on October 6, 2021
For decades, psychologists conducted research comparing same-gender parenting couples to different-gender parenting couples, finding “no difference.” However, they were really investigating the claim that same-gender parents wouldn’t provide their children the proper development that straight parents would. In more recent years, researchers have been finding
Compassionate Care: Jamison Watkins ’24 at Visiting Angels in Sacramento, Californiaby Sara Marsh on September 17, 2021
I am currently out in California working for Visiting Angels, an in-home care franchise whose mission is to provide a workplace that gives caregivers love and respect while providing compassionate care to clients. They have been providing companionship and care to those in need since
The Center of a Movement in the Middle of Nowhere: Ike Wylie ’22 at Camphill Copake in Copake, New Yorkby 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
More Than A Home: Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin ’22 at Estia Agios Nikolaos in Galaxidi, 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
Learning the Law in Chicago: Elinore Hendrickson at Phillip Brigham, LLCby Elinore Hendrickson on June 21, 2019
I’m a first year student at Antioch, working on myself and my self-designed major. I’m studying economics and law and history, because I feel compelled to help people in whichever way I can, most successfully. My major will also include a range of artistic studies,
Students who graduate with degrees in the social sciences 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:
- Malka Berro ’18, Psychology, Research Analyst at National Academy for State Health Policy
- Alana Guth ’18, Psychology, Administrative Assistant, Mills College
- Soleil Sykes ’18, Political Economy, Staff Assistant, U.S. Senate
- Leo Brandon ’17, Global Governance and Media, Special Events and Wedding Coordinator, Mills Park Hotel
- Lauren Gjessing ’17, Anthropology, Peace Corps
- Meridian Howes ’17, Health and Social Justice, MPH Program, Johns Hopkins University
- Addison Nace ’17, Anthropology, Educational Assistant, SITE Santa Fe
- Monica Perry ’17, Anthropology, Toledo Permaculture Network
- Sara Goldstein ’16, Political Economy, Regional Field Director, Iowa Democratic Party
- Hideo (Kijin) Higashibaba ’16, Political Economy, producer of Growing Up Moonie Podcast
- Gabe Iglesia ’16, Political Economy, Foreign Service Specialist, U.S. Department of State
- Alex Malangoni ’16, Political Economy, George Washington University School of Law
- Emma Persico ’16, Psychology, Assistant Teacher, Goddard School
- Maya Lindren ’15, Anthropology, University of New Mexico School of Law
- Elijah Blanton ’15, Political Economy, New School for Social Research Graduate Program in Global Political Economy
- Ryan Patrus ’15, Psychology, Ohio State University Graduate Program in Comparative Studies
- Jack Mathews ’15, Political Economy, New York University School of Law