Bard’s political studies faculty teaches courses that cover the breadth of the discipline, with a focus on comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and American politics.  The faculty also has expertise in a variety of foreign geographic areas, including Latin America, Western Europe, South Asia, and the Middle East, and conducts research in a wide range of subjects, including political activism, terrorism and war, and democratic development.  Additional faculty resources are available at Bard's Global and Internatioal Affairs Program (BGIA), based in New York City, which allows Bard studens to pursue course work in international studies alongside intership opportunities at major international bodies and non-governmental organizations.  See below for individual profiles.
Samantha Rose Hill

Samantha Rose Hill

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

Office: Barringer House
Phone: 845-758-6822
E-mail: shill@bard.edu

Samantha Rose Hill came to Bard in 2015 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities. She received her doctorate in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2014. Her research and teaching interests include critical theory, the Frankfurt School, aesthetic theory, and the History of Political Thought. Hill is completing a manuscript of Hannah Arendt's poetry, which has been edited and translated into English: Into the Dark: The Poems of Hannah Arendt. She is currently working on a monograph that explores the ethical dimensions of melancholia. At Bard, she teaches courses on historical political theory, contemporary political theory, radical political thought, affect theory, American political thought, aesthetics and politics. Before coming to Bard, she conducted post-doctoral work at the Institut für Philosophie at the Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main. 
Teaching and Research Interests: critical theory, the Frankfurt School, aesthetic theory, the history of political thought, democratic theory.
Recent Publications
--“The Siren Song of Authoritarianism” Forthcoming
--“Home, Homelessness, and the Human Condition”, The Journal of the Hannah Arendt Center of Politics and the Humanities, Volume 4/2016.
--“The Need for Despair” review of Robyn Marasco’s The Highway of Despair: Critical Theory After Hegel, Theory & Event, 19.3 (2016).
--“The Challenge of Surrealism: The Correspondence of Theodor W. Adorno and Elisabeth Lenk”, Contemporary Political Theory, August 2016.

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