Michiel Bot

Hannah Arendt Center Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Political Studies


LL.M., M.A., philosophy; M.Phil., cultural analysis, University of Amsterdam; M.A., Ph.D., comparative literature, New York University. Research and teaching interests: critical theory, political theory, legal theory, ethics, rhetoric, law and literature, postcolonial theory and literature. Awards and honors received: Penfield Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Research Fellowship, and others. Recent publications: “The Right To Offend? Contested Speech Acts and Critical Democratic Practice,” in Law and Literature 24.2; and “Friedrich Nietzsche,” in Encyclopedia of Lying and Deception. Conference papers and presentations throughout the United States on subjects such as “The Novelist as Antichrist: Arnon Grunberg’s Profanations,” “Translating Symbolic Forms as Transformative Practice,” “The Return to Myth,” and “Disagreeability: The Rhetoric of Political Incorrectness in Contemporary Dutch Populism.” Has previously taught at New York University and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. At Bard since 2013.


E-mail: mbot@bard.edu