Smolny Beyond Borders

A Liberal Arts Initiative

Thomas Bartscherer

PhD University of Chicago, a Senior Fellow at Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College

Thomas Bartscherer is the Peter Sourian Senior Lecturer in the Humanities at Bard College. Current projects include When the People Rule: Popular Sovereignty in Theory and Practice, co-edited with Ewa Atanassow and David Bateman, from Cambridge University Press (2023), and the new critical edition of Hannah Arendt’s The Life of the Mind, in the Complete Works of Hannah Arendt (2023). He also writes for performance: Stranger Love, an six-hour opera he created with composer Dylan Mattingly, premiered at the Los Angeles Philharmonic in May, 2023. He has held research fellowships at the École Normale Supérieure, and at the Universities of Heidelberg and Munich. He was a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Film Studies at the University of Berlin, and since 2018 he has been a Senior Fellow at the Arendt Center at Bard College.