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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 field is global political economy, with additional expertise in critical political and social theory and the political economy of 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. 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. in Political Science Syracuse University, 2015

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

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


Dean Snyder offers courses in three major fields: International and Comparative Politics, Political Theory, and Political Economy of Communication.

  • International and Comparative Politics 

    • Globalization and Development

    • International Relations Theory

    • U.S. Foreign Policy

    • Transnational Corporations

    • Political Economy of Western Europe

  • Political Theory 

    • Capitalism, Power, and Democracy

    • Political Ecological Theory

  • Political Economy of Communication

    • Political Economy of Information Technology

    • Global Media and Culture Industries


  • 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