About Our Director

bill dixonWilliam Dixon is the Director of the Language and Thinking Program. He has taught in the program since 2010 and holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He was an Academic Fellow for Political Studies at the Bard Prison Initiative from 2012-16. He was also a 2010-11 Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities at Bard College. He has taught political theory, comparative politics, and political economy at Johns Hopkins, Bard College, and Oberlin College. His research interests include contemporary political theory, ancient political thought, philosophies of nature, cosmopolitanism, and prudential theories of democracy. Some of the political thinkers who interest him most include Aeschylus, Thucydides, Machiavelli, Rousseau, Marx, Walt Whitman, Nietzsche, Max Weber, Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault, and Gilles Deleuze. He is currently working on a project on democracy, capitalist globalization, and global warming.