Bard Faculty

Samantha Hill

Acting Assistant Director, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities; Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Studies

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Political Studies


B.A., Albion College; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; postdoctoral studies at the Institut fur Philosophie at the Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main. Research areas and teaching interests include the Frankfurt School, history of political thought, critical theory, democratic theory, politics and ethics, aesthetic theory, and poststructuralism. She has presented at conferences of the American Political Science Association, Western Political Science Association, and Association for Political Theory on such topics as “Sheldon Wolin and Theodor Adorno: Critiquing the Ethical Turn”; “Adorno, Melancholy, and Collective Politics”; and “Hannah Arendt on Loss and Totalitarianism.” She is currently working on two manuscripts: Into the Dark: Poems of Hannah Arendt, a dual-language compilation, and a project stemming from her dissertation, “The Promise of Mourning.” At Bard since 2015.


Phone: 845-758-6822
Department: Hannah Arendt Center
Location: Aspinwall
Office: Room 100