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Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

Haniel Fellow - Class of Fall 2003

Dana Villa specializes in contemporary political theory and the history of political thought. He is the author of Socratic Citizenship as well as two books on Hannah Arendt, Arendt and Heidegger: The Fate of the Political, and Politics, Philosophy, Terror: Essays on the Thought of Hannah Arendt. In addition, he is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Hannah Arendt and the co-editor of Liberal Modernism and Democratic Individuality.


He taught at Amherst College for ten years and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, University Center for Human Values (Princeton University), and the Institute for Advanced Study. He has published articles on Arendt, Nietzsche, Weber, and Socrates in such journals as Political Theory, Constellations, American Political Science Review, and the Revue Internationale de Philosophie.

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