Center for People, Politics, & Markets
Comprised of the disciplines of Economics, Environmental Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology & Anthropology, and Legal Studies, the Center for People, Politics, and Markets fosters a commitment to providing deeper insight into the profound environmental, political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of our time. We strive to offer our students a home from which to inquire and act deeply on behalf of the communities that matter to them.
At the core of our Center is a methodological and theoretical toolkit grounded in
the social sciences. We value inquiry that uses quantitative and qualitative analyses
of social research questions. Our analytic perspectives are rigorous, richly differentiated,
and complementary. We challenge conventional thinking with a global and ethnographic
awareness of the range of human experience and cutting-edge critical theory. We are
committed to a socially just, sustainable future, and see ourselves playing a key
role in equipping our students to make a difference.
- Image associated with "A primary experience: Students go to New Hampshire for presidential campaign"January 31, 2020
Associate Professor Nina Kasniunas took her J-term class to New Hampshire so they could learn hands-on about the democratic process leading up to the primary election.
- Image associated with "Goucher College receives gold seal for excellence in student voter engagement"November 12, 2019
Goucher College was honored for its student voter engagement at the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony, which recognizes colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates.
- March 27, 2019
Goucher students are diving into the political process this semester. Six Goucher students will present their senior theses at the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago. Additionally, five students will attend the Model Senate at Stetson University in Florida, and 16 Goucher students attended the Model UN at Harvard.