Thomas Wild is a researcher on literature and politics, studied in Berlin, Munich and Rome and has taught at Vanderbilt University, Oberlin College. He also served as Alexander von Humboldt / Feodor Lynen Research Fellow at the University of Chicago.
His research and teaching interests include 20th-century German literature and culture; the relation between poetry, philosophy, poetics, Hannah Arendt and multilingualism.
Among his publications are a monograph on Arendt's relationships with key postwar German writers: Nach dem Geschichtsbruch. Deutsche Schriftsteller um Hannah Arendt (2009) and „‘By relating it...‘ On the Relationship Between Modes of Writing and Judgment: Hannah Arendt’s Denktagebuch and Her Reflections on History“ in Reading Hannah Arendt’s Denktagebuch (2017). In addition he coedited Arendt's conversations and correspondence with the German historian and essayist Joachim Fest.