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.
Wyatt MasonWyatt 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 Good. Expand
National Endowment for the Humanities/Hannah Arendt Center Distinguished Visiting Fellow
David BrinAmerican 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 Postman. Expand Website: http://www.bard.edu/hannaharendtcenter/fellows/neh/
Thomas WildThomas 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
Klemens von Klemperer Post Doctoral Fellow
Jana SchmidtJana 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
Post Doctoral Fellow
Elsa Natalia Mendoza RockwellNatalia 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
Samantha HillSamantha 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
Alexander SorosAlexander 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
Aliza BeckerAliza 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
Charles SnyderCharles 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
Jeffrey ChamplinJeffrey 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 email@example.com.
Jeffrey JurgensJeffrey 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
Jennifer M. HudsonJennifer Hudson is a member of the social science faculty at Bard Prison Initiative, Associate Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities at Bard College. She holds a PhD in Political Science, with a specialization in Political Theory and a minor in International Relations, from Columbia University. Expand
N.A.J. TaylorN.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
Irene HaslundIrene 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
Jana LozanoskaCurrently 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
Rosanil Nava LaraRosanil 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.
Julian Robert Shaw
I am an ESRC Funded PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at King’s College London. I am currently exploring everyday politics and community tensions inhabiting public spaces in the UK context of Luton, Bedfordshire. Much of my work is grounded in the theoretical insights of Hannah Arendt and Henri Lefebvre, with more than the occasional dose of Marx. Some broad themes of my interest include: public space, ‘communities’, everyday life, action, plurality, disruption, violence, and political economy. In 2011 I received a distinction for my MSc. in ‘Disasters, Adaptation, and Development’ from King’s College London. In 2008 I graduated from Durham University with a BSc. (Hons) in Natural Sciences (Human Geography and Anthropology). My range of academic interests can be seen on my website: espressobookworm.wordpress.com. I can also be followed on Twitter: @BookwormShaw