Aliosha Bielenberg

2019-2020 UNDERGRADUATE FELLOW

Biography

Aliosha Bielenberg ’20 is concentrating in Archaeology and the Ancient World, is a member of the Swearer Center’s Engaged Scholars Program, and is also completing an Independent Concentration in Critical Thought and Global Social Inquiry. His thesis explores non-colonial forms of world-making, informed by Hannah Arendt’s ideas of action and natality as forces that open up a world. His project is enriched by resources drawn from Hegelian, Marxist, and phenomenological understandings of the world. His work also considers post-apartheid testimony in South Africa and pre-colonial Christian approaches to the world-as-community. Bielenberg serves as an undergraduate representative on the College Curriculum Council and plays clarinet in the Brown University Orchestra and various groups on campus.