Noah Diantonio

Noah Diantonio

Currier House
'21
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Hi! I'm Noah, a rising Junior in Currier House. To me, Social Studies is about expanding your framework for thinking about the world. No matter what concentration you end up in, Social Studies 10, and especially 10b, will provide you with a set of skills that will benefit you in whatever you do. The reading and writing that I did in Social Studies not only dramatically increased my ability to grapple with difficult theoretical texts but also transformed my perspective and pushed me to engage with the world differently. If you are willing to put in a little effort (or maybe a lot effort) to this concentration, I have no doubt your experience would be equally enriching.

A little more specifically, my plan for my next two years in this concentration is to study Marx (and maybe the Frankfurt School too). I have absolutely no idea what my thesis will be about, and that's okay! (Just like you don't need to know anything about your focus field or thesis to come to Social Studies!) My goal is to engage with theory in a way that also develops my ability to have a positive impact on the world. And by positive impact, I mean the destruction of capitalism, and if not that, hopefully making a few people's lives marginally better.

I'm looking forward to working with you this year! Feel free to reach out with any questions you have!
  

Academic Interests: Marxism/socialist theory, education, criminal justice, political philosophy
 
Extracurricular Activities: Phillips Brooks House Association, Harvard College Debating Union
 
Career Goals: Public interest law, education, non-profit work
 
Favorite Courses: HIST 1038: Debating Capitalism: The History of American Economic Thought, US-WORLD 35: Dilemmas of Equity and Excellence in American K-12 Education, Social Studies 10a and 10b
 
Other Concentrations Considered: Government, History