Jonathan Diskin, Ph.D.
Professor of economics
Peace and Global Studies
Program: Center for Social Justice
Arts and Advocacy applied minor
Law and Social Justice applied minor
Location: Landrum Bolling Center Room 336
801 National Road
Richmond, Indiana 47374
I teach courses on Urban Political Economy and Marxism, two of my primary interests. I use the three cities nearest to Earlham — Cincinnati, Dayton, and Indianapolis — as case studies and sites for collaborative research with students. In Spring 2011, I took a break from the Midwest to lead Earlham’s semester abroad program, focusing on the development of capitalism in Britain.
I am also a frequent contributor to the peer-reviewed journal “Rethinking Marxism.” I apply my knowledge and continue to learn by serving on the board of Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, a non-profit committed to affordable housing and inclusive community in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
As hobbies, I enjoy hiking and gardening.
- Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- B.A., Johnston College
- Association for Economic and Social Analysis (AESA)
- Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE)
Collaborative student research experiences
Ford/Knight on Urban Development and Density in Indianapolis, Dayton, and Cincinnati, 2007.
Off-campus study experiences
Community Development in Cincinnati: May Term 2003.
The Development of Capitalism in Britain, London Off-Campus Program, January – May, 2011.
“Generating, Appropriating, and Distributing the Benefits of Cooperation: A Comparison of Views of Economic Community”, Conf. Presentation, Jan 4, 2014, URPE at ASSA (annual Economists Meeting).
“The Location of Appropriation”, forthcoming as a chapter in a book, Festschrift for Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff.
“How Subjectivity Brings Us through Class to the Community Economy”, Rethinking Marxism, Vol. 25, No. 4, Oct. 2013, pp, 469-482.
“A Fragmenting Sense of the Market: Neo-Smithians in Philip Kozel’s Market Sense”, Rethinking Marxism, Vol. 23, No. 4, Oct. 2011, pp, 453-460.
“From Communism to Capitalism: Rethinking the Boundaries of Class Analysis”, Rethinking Marxism, Vol. 17, No. 4, Oct. 2005, pp, 551-558.
“Focusing and expanding class analysis”, Rethinking Marxism, Vol. 17, No. 1, Jan. 2005, pp, 1-8.