Chiara Ricciardone

  • Bard College
  • Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities
  • Klemens von Klemperer Postdoctoral Fellow

Chiara Ricciardone is a writer and scholar who is curious about how humans navigate difference, both internally and externally, as concept and experience. She presently holds the Klemens von Klemperer Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College. She co-founded the Activist Graduate School, an online program that aims to rethink the theory and practice of activism. She also serves as U.S. Commissioning Editor for The Philosopher (UK).

She earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley (2017) with a dissertation on the language of disease as a conduit for difference in Plato’s dialogues, and now writes across a range of genres and disciplines. She teaches classes like The Art of the Question, The Use and Abuse of Classics for Politics, and Ancient Greek Political Thought, among others. Read more about her current work at