Emma Woods

Emma Woods

Senior Intern

Department/Affiliation: Office of Admissions
Phone: 330-263-2322


Dearborn Heights, Michigan


Political Science with a focus in Political Theory (major) & Economics (minor)

Independent Study Topic

Political Participation and the Neoliberal Subject: How Reliance on the Market Puts Political Progress in Danger

Junior Independent Study Topic

Conscious Conflict: How Employment of the Theory of Agonistic Pluralism can help Preserve American Democracy

Other Research

  • I am currently an AMRE Associate researching the feasibility of creating a Social Services Coach program for Wooster students and through social service organizations in the community.  The program goal is to improve the welfare of community members, expand the reach of current of social services in Wooster, and provide Wooster students with an experiential learning experience that will prepare them for a career in social services. 
  • I studied abroad in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo through the SIT program “Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans” and created my own feature length journalism article independently during the final month of my stay.
  • APEX Fellowship working as a reporter at WDET: Detroit Public Radio.
  • Sophomore Research Assistant for Professor’s Angela Bos and Bas van Doorn.  In this position I compiled and coded qualitative data on how the newspapers portray poverty and how internet sources portray female members of congress.  

Activities on Campus

Moot Court Team, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team, Wooster Dance Company, Great Decisions of Wayne County Program Committee Member, Sociology & Anthropology Club Nick Amster Bowling Outreach Participant

Favorite Wooster Tradition

I love the Martin Luther King Jr. teach-in day because the college always brings some of the most interesting speakers we get all year.  Even on a day off from classes the students set their alarms and come out to learn about social justice and participate in service activities.

Favorite Spot on Campus

My favorite spot on campus is the upstairs of Wishart.  There is a classroom with a full wall of windows as well as the Dance Studio.  When student life becomes hectic it is a quiet place I can escape to if I need to study, relax, or of course dance.  It is great to have a creative space open to me to break up my day and do what I love.