Ingo Kieslich earned his PhD at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with a dissertation about Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt. Further points of focus in his research work are storytelling, narration and space, as well as the relation of narration and the political. During his stay at the Freien Universität Berlin Kieslich is working on a research project titled “Hannah Arendt: Narrative in Context of Philosophical and Political Thinking”.
This project will examine the forms of destructuring and reconfiguration of narrative elements (such as time, space and experience) in Arendt’s approaches to narrative and thereby identify narration as an important factor influencing her writing in reference to the crisis of thinking and the political. Thereby, the project aims to contribute to the comprehension of the intersection between theoretical discourse and narration.