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. Dr. Samantha Rose Hill is currently the Assistant Director of the Hannah Arendt Center and Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics at Bard College, and Associate Faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research