Wout Cornelissen currently holds a teaching appointment in the Department of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and works on a critical edition of Arendt’s The Life of the Mind. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Leiden University, where he taught political philosophy. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago and at the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College. Cornelissen specializes in political philosophy and its history and in twentieth-century continental philosophy. His first monograph focuses on the relation between thought and action in the writing of Karl Popper, Leo Strauss, and Hannah Arendt. Besides, he is the author of „Thinking in Metaphors“ in: Artifacts of Thinking: Reading Hannah Arendt’s Denktagebuch (2017), the publication of „Arendt on the Activity of Thinking“ in: The Bloomsbury Companion to Arendt is forthcoming.