Bard Faculty

Elizabeth Barringer

Klemens von Klemperer Hannah Arendt Center Teaching Fellow


B.A., College of William and Mary; M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles. Barringer’s teaching interests include ancient and medieval political theory in the West; tragedy and politics in Western thought; heroism and the politics of the extraordinary; and literary, scientific, philosophical, and political texts from the 13th century to the start of the 20th century. Her publications include the working papers “Death on the Stage: Hannah Arendt and the Political Appearance of Death”; “The Wisdom of Silenus: Friedrich Nietzsche and the Political Meaning of Death”; and “A Vocation unto Death: Max Weber and Soldierly Political Life.” She is also the author of “Marvel’s Recent Unpleasantness,” in Supervillains and Philosophy, part of the Popular Culture and Philosophy Series.
At Bard: 2017–18.


Department: Hannah Arendt Center