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.
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
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
Diamonds in the Rough: Amera Porter-Watterson ’22 at Yellow Springs High Schoolby Amera Porter-Watterson on September 29, 2019
I come from a small school in a big city. I spent most of my time studying, I never had a job and I sold cookies for pocket change. I was one of a few gifted students who worked hard to get noticed for being
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,
Empowering the Immigrant Community: Kensy Zelaya Sabillon ’21 Legal Aide at RAICESby Kensy Zelaya Sabillon on March 4, 2019
As a second-year student with an interest in immigration law, I decided to do my co-op at RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services), located in Houston, Texas. What is RAICES? RAICES is a non-profit organization that provides free and low-cost legal
An Introspective Internship: Julien Stainback ’19 at Black Mental Health Allianceby Julien Stainback on February 24, 2018
This third co-op was a combination of website work, preparation for my 4th Spanish co-op, and a lot of reflection on my part. For starters, I had two separate jobs. One was as an intern with the Black Mental Health Alliance (BMHA) in Baltimore. The
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...