Swarthmore College
Publications
A Conversation with Katherine McKittrick and Nick Mitchell

A Conversation with Katherine McKittrick and Nick Mitchell

"To be in relation is to not have control of that which you are related to."
A Conversation with Katherine McKittrick and Nick Mitchell
Neither and Both: On Race, Racism, and the Liberal Arts

Neither and Both: On Race, Racism, and the Liberal Arts

The goal is not resolution or incorporation; it is the pursuit of new terms that emerge from often obscured, but vital genealogies.
Neither and Both: On Race, Racism, and the Liberal Arts
On an Interdisciplinary Story of the World

On an Interdisciplinary Story of the World

"Part of our intellectual task is to get in touch with the materiality of our analytical worlds."
On an Interdisciplinary Story of the World
A Conversation with Jelani Favors, Part II

A Conversation with Jelani Favors, Part II

"Black archives at HBCUs are some of the most important spaces, some of the most underfunded and understaffed spaces, and some of the most underutilized spaces."
A Conversation with Jelani Favors, Part II
Stuart Hall on What Constitutes a Crisis

Stuart Hall on What Constitutes a Crisis

Then there is crisis, a break, a ‘ruptural fusion.'
Stuart Hall on What Constitutes a Crisis
A Conversation with Jelani Favors, Part I

A Conversation with Jelani Favors, Part I

"HBCUs were radically different spaces. We’re not talking just about brick and mortar. HBCUs are about relationships."
A Conversation with Jelani Favors, Part I
Programs + Projects
Courses

Courses and the curriculum as a whole are at the heart of the Aydelotte Foundation’s mission.

Courses
Faculty Research Seminars

AF workshops aim to develop skills and techniques and to enrich our capacity for collaborative inquiry.

Faculty Research Seminars
Aydelotte Consultancy

We are exploring the creation of a consultancy practice that will draw upon the institutional knowledge and insight of experienced faculty across academia.

Aydelotte Consultancy
Race, Racism, and the Liberal Arts

We are investigating and assembling work on underrepresented histories of how Black people, institutions, and ideas have existed outside of, pushed against, or reshaped from within the ideas and institutions of the liberal arts.

Race, Racism, and the Liberal Arts
Public Writing

The Aydelotte Foundation was charged at its creation with encouraging faculty and administrators to enter more vigorously and creatively into public conversations about liberal arts education and its future.

Public Writing
Active Research Projects

Read updates on our research interests, including open questions and difficult problems that we are grappling with.

Active Research Projects
News

Welcome to our new Associate Director, Andy Hines!

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