Swarthmore College

“Race, Racism, and the Liberal Arts” explores and assembles 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. This project investigates curricular, epistemological, and institutional genealogies that challenge how or whether the term liberal arts has silenced histories and ways of knowing developed by Black people, indigenous people, and people of color.


Upcoming Events

      • Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7pm EST on Zoom: A conversation with Imani Perry (Princeton) and Jarvis Givens (Harvard) on their collaborative project, The Black Teacher Archives. Registration information coming soon.

Past Events

      • A conversation with Katherine McKittrick (Queen’s University) and Nick Mitchell (University of California, Santa Cruz) on higher education, racism, and disciplinary knowledge, moderated by Nina Johnson (Swarthmore). A recording is available here.