Thomas Keenan

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature; Director, Human Rights Program

Bard College

Thomas Keenan is an author, educator, and scholar with research interests that include media and conflict, literary and political theory, and violence and politics. He is the Director of the Human Rights Project at Bard College, a program that provides students with the opportunity to learn about, and have proactive engagement with, the human rights movement. In the field of human rights, he has worked with the Soros Documentary Fund, WITNESS, and The Journal of Human Rights. He is the author of Fables of Responsibility: Aberrations and Predicaments in Ethics and Politics (1997), and editor of New Media, Old Media (2005) and The End(s) of the Museum (1996).