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Dean Snyder

Associate Professor of Political Economy/Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

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

Dean Snyder joined the Antioch College faculty in 2015. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Snyder teaches courses in global political economy and sustainability, with a focus on the relationship between government, business, technology and society.

Snyder’s research centers on the impact of corporate power on our politics, environment, and society. He has two ongoing research projects. The first examines the role of transnational agribusiness in the industrialization of agriculture. The second analyzes how the digital communications revolution has intensified environmentally unsustainable consumption patterns.

Snyder chaired Antioch’s Social Sciences Division from 2018 to 2021 and has played a key role in developing the College’s Self-Designed Major. Snyder’s teaching has been recognized by the Strategic 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.

Other Courses / Independent Studies



  • 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


  • D. Snyder & M. Guardino, “The Green New Deal and a New Politics of Consumption,”, (March 2020)
  • “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