Thomas Wild

Associate Professor of German; Research Director, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities; Director, German Studies


Office: Aspinwall 300
Phone: 845-758-7363

E-mail: twild@bard.edu


Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, German Studies

M.A., Free University of Berlin; Ph.D., University of Munich. Also studied at University of Rome, La Sapienza. Has taught at institutions of higher learning in Germany, Vanderbilt University, and Oberlin College, and recently served as Alexander von Humboldt / Feodor Lynen Research Fellow at the University of Chicago. His research and teaching interests include 20th-century German literature and film; the political dimensions of culture, art, and thought; Hannah Arendt; and contemporary developments in German media and society after 1989. Among his publications are a monograph on Arendt's relationships with key postwar German writers; an intellectual biography of Arendt; and a edition of poetry by Thomas Brasch. He coedited Arendt's conversations and correspondence with the eminent German historian and political essayist Joachim Fest. He is also a literary critic and cultural correspondent for the German dailies Süddeutsche Zeitung and Der Tagesspiegel. At Bard since 2012.