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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.

Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin ’22 presenting her research poster titled, "Perceptions of No Child Left Behind in Newspapers in Texas between 2001 and 2006," at the 111th Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology in March 2019.

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



Pre-Legal Studies


Social Sciences News & Achievements
The Return of Steve McQueen

Interviewed conducted Dec 13, 2021 by Matt Walker '04   MW: “I have some basic, background questions to get started. Where were you born? Where did you grow up? How did you hear about Antioch? And if there's anything you want to share about that?”   SM: “I'm...

Jewel Graham Oral History Interview with Professor McGruder
Jewel Graham Oral History Interview with Professor McGruder

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...

Real-World Student Work Experiences

Students gain valuable real-world work experience through our Cooperative Education program, and document their insights on Antioch Engaged: our journal of social practice & professional engagement

After Antioch

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

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