David Lloyd Dusenbury, MPhil, MPhil, PhD
I am a visiting lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland, and the author of The Space of Time (2014) and Platonic Legislations (2017). I have written scholarly articles that reach from Isidore of Seville to Georges Bataille, and am writing a book this year, The Innocence of Pontius Pilate, for Hurst in London. (See the TLS essay on which it is based.) The contract for my fourth book, The World City, is pending at a leading university press. After 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 at the University of Leuven. (I am now an affiliated researcher of both centres.) 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 at the University of Leuven, where I taught political philosophy and philosophy of law. I am an affiliate member of Tilburg University’s Institute for the History of International Law, and have lectured widely in Europe on topics in philosophy, law, and the history of ideas.
I write regularly for the TLS in London. My essays and criticism have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Radical Philosophy, American Affairs, First Things, The Philosophical Salon, and so on. I am finally at work, very fitfully, on my first novel.