Fellows

The Hannah Arendt Center hosts post-doctoral fellows, visiting scholars, senior fellows, and doctoral fellows who together form a vibrant and engaged intellectual community at Bard College. Fellows teach one course per semester while pursuing their research. Our current fellows are listed below.

Fellows

Current Fellows

Senior Fellow

Wyatt Mason

Wyatt Mason

Wyatt Mason is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and a contributing editor of Harper's Magazine. His work also appears in The New York Review of Books, GQ, The London Review of Books and The New Yorker. Modern Library publishes his translations of the complete works of Arthur Rimbaud, Rimbaud Complete and I Promise to be GoodExpand for more. Expand
2011–2016

Visiting Senior Fellow

David Brin

David Brin

American scientist and award-winning author of science fiction. He has served as visiting scholar at NASA in Exobiology. Brin is the winner of the Obeler Freedom of Speech award, McGannon Communication Policy Research Award. His science fiction books include but are not limited to Earth and The PostmanExpand for more. Expand
2015–2016

Research Associates

Thomas Wild

Thomas Wild

Thomas Wild  a premiere Hannah Arendt scholar, is an Assistant Professor of German at Bard College. Dr. Wild studied German literature and culture as well as political science in Berlin, and Munich, where he received his Ph.D. He has taught at institutions of higher learning in Germany, at Vanderbilt University, and at Oberlin College.  Expand for more. Expand
2012–2016

Klemens von Klemperer Doctoral Fellow

Jana Schmidt

Jana Schmidt

Jana V. Schmidt's research pertains to questions of literature and art, their status vis-à-vis the political and the social, image theory, mimesis, and the representation of intersubjectivity. Her main focus as a literary scholar is on twentieth century German and American literature, literary theory (including "continental" philosophy and critical theory), and literature's relation to violence.  Expand for more. Expand
2015–2016

Post Doctoral Fellow

Elsa Natalia Mendoza Rockwell

Elsa Natalia Mendoza Rockwell

Natalia Mendoza Rockwell received a PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University. Her research interests include the ethnography of the State and political institutions, democracy and its discontents, informality, organized crime, political mendacity, speech act theory, and pragmatism. She has conducted fieldwork in northern Mexico and southern Mali.  Expand for more. Expand
2015–2016
Samantha Hill

Samantha Hill

Samantha Rose Hill received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2014. Her research and teaching interests include critical theory, the Frankfurt School, aesthetic theory, poetic thinking, and German literature. Hill is currently working on two manuscript projects. The first, Into the Dark: Poems of Hannah Arendt, is a dual-language compilation and introduction to Arendt’s poetry.  Expand for more. Expand
2015–2016

Associate Fellows

Alexander Soros

Alexander Soros

Alexander Soros is a doctoral candidate in the history department of the University of California at Berkeley. In 2012, he established the Alexander Soros Foundation, which supports human rights, social justice, and educational causes.  Expand for more. Expand
2014–2016
Aliza Becker

Aliza Becker

Aliza Becker has worked for three decades managing non-profit organizations related to peace and immigration education and activism. She is also an experienced educator and writer. She served as Executive Director of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom Expand for more. Expand
2014–2016
Charles Snyder

Charles Snyder

Charles Snyder studied philosophy at the New School for Social Research (PhD, 2014). His current writing addresses the relation between philosophy and political life in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, with particular interest in the philosophical schools of the Hellenistic period. Expand for more. Expand
2014–2016
Jeffrey Champlin

Jeffrey Champlin

Jeffrey Champlin received his BA from Middlebury College and Ph. D. from New York University. His teaching and research focuses on connections between literature, philosophy, and political theory. Recent publications examine questions of power and aesthetics in Kleist, Goethe, Hegel, Rilke, and Arendt. He can be reached at jchampli@bard.edu.
2012–2016
Jeffrey Jurgens

Jeffrey Jurgens

Jeffrey Jurgens received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is Fellow for Anthropology and Social Theory at the Bard Prison Initiative as well as Academic Co-Director of the Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison. His scholarly interests revolve around themes of migration, citizenship, youth culture, public memory, and the cultural politics of incarceration.  Expand for more. Expand
2011–2016
Jennifer M. Hudson

Jennifer M. Hudson

Jennifer M. Hudson holds a PhD in political science (political theory) from Columbia University. Her dissertation, “Bureaucratic Mentality: The Technocratization of Democratic Theory” addresses affinities and tensions between bureaucracy and democracy. She critically engages with a current trend within democratic theory that aims to reconcile these two logics. In her postdoctoral research, she will focus on the future of democratic legitimacy beyond the nation state, especially within Europe, with the goal of elaborating a post-national theory of democracy in opposition to technocratic governance projects. Hudson has taught at Columbia College, Barnard College, Long Island University, the Columbia Summer High School Program, and Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. She will be teaching in the BPI Program.
2014–2016
N.A.J. Taylor

N.A.J. Taylor

N.A.J. Taylor has taught at La Trobe University and the University of Queensland, and has held or will hold honorary or visiting appointments at Linkoping University, Roskilde University, Bard College, La Trobe University and The New School, where he was an Australia Awards fellow.  Expand for more. Expand
2014–2016

Visiting Scholars

Irene Haslund

Irene Haslund

Irene Haslund is a PhD candidate in educational philosophy at NTNU, Norway. In her masters program, she wrote about Heidegger 's view on self-awareness and understanding of time. For the past four years she has been working at the Teacher Education at Sør-Trøndelag University College. At the Department of Education, NTNU, she teaches Philosophy of Education, Practical Knowledge and Liberal Education.  Expand for more. Expand
2015–2016
Jana Lozanoska

Jana Lozanoska

Currently a PhD student at the University for Peace, San Jose Costa Rica. Her doctoral research focuses on the work Hannah Arendt and her “politics on human dignity” in relation to human rights. The research pursues interdisciplinary approach in giving new perspectives in overall human dignity and human rights related discourse.  Expand for more. Expand
2015–2016
Rosanil Nava Lara

Rosanil Nava Lara

Rosanil Nava Lara is a PhD candidate in the Department of Social Sciences of King Juan Carlos University, at Madrid, Spain. Her dissertation, “The Concept of the Other in Hannah Arendt," main purpose is to understand the alterity or otherness from an Arendtian perspective. That is, the way social identities are constructed by a dichotomy of gender, class, ethnicity, nationality, religion, political ideology, etc. that could be summarize in an “Us vs Them dynamic” which is the breeding ground of the dehumanization process that allows the violation of human rights.
2015–2016
Ulrich v. Bülow

Ulrich v. Bülow

Visiting Scholar (German Studies Program & Hannah Arendt Center)
Dr. Ulrich von Bülow is head of the archival section in the German Literary Archive in Marbach/Germany, one of the most significant literary archives in Europe. Important papers of Hannah Arendt’s estate are located in the Marbach archive. Among them are, “Thinking Notebooks,” which Dr. Bülow will be editing for an upcoming Critical Edition of Hannah Arendt Complete Works.  During his stay at Bard College, he’ll be conducting research in the special collection of Hannah Arendt’s personal library, located in Stevenson Library. 

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2015–2015

Student Fellowships

Courage to Be Fellowships

Courage to Be Fellowships

Student Fellowships for Bard scholars working in philosophy, theology, and psychology are offered through the Courage To Be Program at the Hannah Arendt Center. The call for applications is sent annually in August/September. We love hearing from students who are interested in being part of the Hannah Arendt Center. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to learn more about fellowships, or, if you would like to become a HAC student volunteer, email: cstanton@bard.edu Website: http://www.bard.edu/hannaharendtcenter/ctb/
2014–2016