About

Baltic Sea July 2018.3David Lloyd Dusenbury (MPhil, MPhil, PhD)

I am writing a book this fall, The Innocence of Pontius Pilate, for Hurst in London. A further book manuscript, The World City, is in the final stages of review at Oxford University Press. After nearly a decade in Europe, I am living in Washington, D.C.

Since 2014, I have conducted research with the De Wulf-Mansion Centre and Lectio. (I am now an affiliate member of both centres.) I am the author of The Space of Time (2014) and Platonic Legislations (2017), and of scholarly articles that reach from Isidore of Seville to Georges Bataille.

My doctoral thesis, The World City, reconstructs the cosmopolitan theory of a 4th-century philosopher-bishop, Nemesius of Emesa (now Homs, Syria). In 2017-18, I held a University Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDM) at the University of Leuven, where I taught political philosophy and philosophy of law. My postdoctoral research dealt with cosmopolitan themes in pagan and Christian philosophy of the 4th century CE.

I am an associate member of Tilburg University’s Institute for the History of International Law, and I have lectured widely in Europe on topics in philosophy, law, and the history of ideas.

I write regularly for the TLS in London, and my literary and philosophical criticism have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Classical ReviewRadical Philosophy, and so on. I am finally at work, very fitfully, on my first novel.