Thomas Wild (Director)

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

Thomas Wild (Director)
Office: Aspinwall, 300
Phone: 845-758-7363


Primary Academic Program:German Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, Hannah Arendt Center

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 Sïddeutsche Zeitung and Der Tagesspiegel. At Bard since 2012.