The Art of Theory is a journal of candid conversations with leading scholars. A blend of traditional interview and oral history, our interviews are unique in the discipline.

What’s different?

  • Substantive interviews, conveniently short.
  • Free articles licensed with Creative Commons for cited public use.
  • Moderated discussion on every interview.

The People

Jason Swadley, Founding Editor

Jason is a doctoral candidate in political theory at Brown University studying concepts of self-interest and the common good. He graduated summa cum laude from Drury University and holds a master’s degree in political theory from the University of Chicago. He writes at jasonswadley.com

Gordon Arlen, Editor

Gordon is a doctoral student in political science at the University of Chicago. Gordon holds a master’s degree from Chicago (2009) and a bachelor’s from Amherst College summa cum laude (2006). His research ranges widely in contemporary democratic theory and the history of popular government.

Jonathan Bruno, Editor

Jonathan is a doctoral student in government and a law student at Harvard University. He graduated from Oberlin College in 2007. Jonathan has broad interests in the history of Western political and social thought.  His research concerns theories and practices of criminal punishment.

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