jason swadleyHi. I’m Jason Swadley. My friends call me Swad.


0-9: Born in Fair Grove, Missouri in 1985. Told my parents I wanted to be a fire hydrant when I grew up. Learned to read. Sang title role in the opera Amahl and the Night Visitors.

10-19: First kiss. Family moved from Fair Grove (population 919) to the countryside. Built my first computer. Visited over half the U.S. states on summer vacations. Read more books. Shook hands with the President in the East Room of the White House with the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Graduated in a class of 50 from Fair Grove High School. Started at Drury University. Studied in Greece, where I broke my heel after driving a moped into a ravine.

20-Present: Launched a moderately successful technology website. Traveled to 13 countries. Studied in London. Sold website to British investors. Graduated with bachelor’s degree in political science and communication. Read more books. Earned master’s degree from the University of Chicago. Worked as au pair in Germany. Took real day job in downtown Chicago. Moved to Providence and began research at Brown. Launched The Art of Theory, a political philosophy quarterly. Filed my first patent.


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