Co-Conspirators at Work
Inspired by her long career as a scholar, teacher and champion for diversity, equity and inclusion, Tuck Professor Ella Bell Smith is in conversation with the most fascinating thinkers and problem solvers that she knows on a wide range of topics, all centered on a single mission: How do we make our workplaces truly inclusive? Ella and her guests have real talk about what’s holding us back, always with a focus on practical, research-backed solutions that help everyone thrive at work.
Epidsode 1: We Start with History, with Professor Matthew Delmont
In this episode, we meet the inimitable Ella Bell and learn a bit about her life’s work studying organizations and why she believes we need more co-conspirators at work so that everyone can thrive. She is joined by her friend and Dartmouth colleague Matthew Delmont, author of the groundbreaking new book Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad. An expert on African-American history and the history of Civil Rights, Matt is the Frank J. Guarini Associate Dean of International Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History at Dartmouth. Ella and Matt have a wide-ranging conversation about why knowing history matters, especially in the times we are living.
Matthew F. Delmont is the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History at Dartmouth College. A Guggenheim Fellow and expert on African American history and the history of civil rights, he is the author of Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad (Viking, 2022). He is also the author of four previous books: Black Quotidian, Why Busing Failed, Making Roots, and The Nicest Kids in Town. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and several academic journals, and on NPR. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Delmont earned his BA from Harvard University and his MA and PhD from Brown Universtity.