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Dean Snyder joined the Antioch College faculty in 2015 as Assistant Professor of Political Economy. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Snyder’s teaching and research center on the politics of global capitalism, with a specific focus on the system’s geopolitical, technological, and ecological dynamics.

As a teacher, Snyder draws on democratic educational models to foster deep discussion of the major political issues facing humanity today, from global economic inequalities to climate change. Snyder’s teaching has been recognized by the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, which honored him with its Excellence in Teaching Award in 2018.



  • Ph. D., Political Science, Syracuse University, 2015
  • M.A., Political Science, Syracuse University, 2009
  • B.A., Political Science, Lehigh University, 2005


Dean Snyder offers courses in three major fields: International Relations, Political-Economic Theory, and Political Ecology.

  • International Relations
    • Globalization and Development
    • International Relations Theory
    • U.S. Foreign Policy: The American Empire
  • Political-Economic Theory
    • Capitalism I: The Circuits of Capital
    • Capitalism II: Capital in the Digital Age
    • Capitalism III: Marxist Theory
  • Political Ecology
    • Introduction to Political Ecology
    • Global Political Ecology


  • 2018 – Southwestern Ohio Council of Higher Education, Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2016 – Mellon Globalization Fellowship, Great Lakes College Association
  • 2016 – Stephen Eric Bronner Dissertation Award, American Political Science Association, New Political Science Section


  • “The Capitalist Advertising and Marketing Complex: A Political Materialist Analysis,” New Political Science 39:4 (December 2017) (with Matt Guardino)
  • “The Tea Party and the Crisis of Neoliberalism: Mainstreaming New Right Populism in the Corporate News Media,” in Claire Snyder-Hall & Cynthia Burack, eds., Right-Wing Populism and the Media (New York: Routledge, 2014) (with Matt Guardino)
  • Manuscript Above Originally Published As: “The Tea Party and the Crisis of Neoliberalism: Mainstreaming New Right Populism in the Corporate News Media,” New Political Science 34:4 (December 2012)


  • 2018 – “Commercial Capital, Consumer Culture, and the Infrastructure of Alienation” American Political Science Association, Annual Meeting
  • 2017 – “The Capitalist Advertising and Marketing Complex” Caucus for a New Political Science, 50th Anniversary Conference
  • 2015 – “Commodity Chains, Class Power, and Logistics: Commercial Capital as Global Circuit Manager” American Association of Geographers, Annual Meeting
  • 2014 – “Global Commodity Chains and the Corporate Power of Commercial Capital” Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School
  • 2014 – “Capitalism, Commodity Chains, and the Restructuring of the International Grain Trade” International Studies Association, 55th Annual Convention
  • 2013 – “The Rise of Commercial Capital in the Global Political Economy” Rethinking Marxism, Eighth International Conference