Katherine Bermingham is a Ph.D. student in political theory and constitutional studies at the University of Notre Dame. She is currently writing a dissertation on creativity, memory, and possibility in Hannah Arendt and Niccolo Machiavelli under the co-direction of Dana Villa and Catherine Zuckert. In addition to Arendt and Machiavelli, Katherine's work also engages critical feminist theory and aesthetics. Her first publication--"Seductress, Storyteller, and Subject: Helen of Argos and the 'Feminine' Complex of Dialectic of Enlightenment"--is forthcoming with New German Critique and conducts a feminist analysis of Theodor Adorno's theory of subjectivity. Katherine graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and English literature.