Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 41



336 Landrum Bolling Center

Office Hours
M 1:30-3:30, T 9-11:00, W & F 2:30-3:30, and by appointment

Jonathan Diskin

Professor of Economics


  • Economics
  • Business and Nonprofit Management
  • Peace & Global Studies


  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • B.A., Johnston College

Selected Courses

Urban Political Economy: spans from general theory to case studies of cities. Includes a research project.

Marxism: reading of Marx's texts, Capital in particular, and a look at how elements of Marxian analysis have been taken up in more contemporary social theory and movements.


Jonathan Diskin teaches courses on Urban Political Economy and Marxism, two of his primary interests. He uses the three cities nearest to Earlham — Cincinnati, Dayton, and Indianapolis — as case studies and sites for collaborative research with students. In Spring 2011, Jonathan took a break from the Midwest to lead Earlham’s semester abroad program, focusing on the development of capitalism in Britain.

Jonathan is also a frequent contributor to the peer-reviewed journal “Rethinking Marxism.” He applies his knowledge and continues 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.

Professional Memberships

Association for Economic and Social Analysis (AESA)

Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE)

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