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Dean Snyder

Assistant Professor of Political Economy

Office: 937-319-0157
Location: 234 McGregor Hall

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 global politics, with a specific emphasis on global political economy, international relations, and political ecology.

As a teacher, Snyder draws on democratic educational models to foster deep discussion and self-directed student engagement with the major political issues facing humanity today. Snyder chairs Antioch College’s Social Sciences Division and has played a key role in developing the College’s Self-Designed Major curriculum. 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, Global Political Economy, and Political Ecology.

  • International Relations 
    • U.S. Foreign Policy: The American Empire
    • International Relations 
  • Global Political Economy
    • Capitalism I: Globalization and Development
    • Capitalism II: Capital in the Digital Age
    • Capitalism III: Transnational Corporations
  • Political Ecology
    • Political Ecology I: The Global Ecological Crisis
    • Political Ecology II: Advanced Readings


  • 2018 – Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, Excellence in Teaching Award

  • 2016 – Mellon Globalization Fellowship, Great Lakes College Association

  • 2016 – New Political Science 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