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Dean Snyder

Contact Information

Office: 234 McGregor Hall

Phone: 937-319-0157

Assistant Professor of Political Economy

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 primary research fields are global political economy and critical social theory, with additional expertise in the politics of media and communication.

In the classroom, Snyder draws on active learning and exploratory educational models to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become informed and conscientious political agents.


  • Ph. D. in Political Science Syracuse University, 2015

  • M.A. in Political Science Syracuse University, 2009

  • B.A. in Political Science, Lehigh University, 2005


  • Global Political Economy

  • Political Economic Theory

  • International Relations Theory

  • Comparative Public Policy

  • U.S. Public Policy

  • U.S. Foreign Policy

  • International Relations

  • Transnational and Community Media

  • Political Economy of Information Technology

  • Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences


  • 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