Dr Timothy Huzar

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Timothy J. Huzar is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work explores philosophical issues around politics, violence, narration, and care. He frequently engages the thought of the feminist philosopher Adriana Cavarero, as well as the black studies scholarship of Saidiya Hartman and Fred Moten, and the critical theory of Jacques Rancière and Jean-Luc Nancy, among others.

Tim's work has been published in numerous academic journals, most recently in Paragraph and Critical Horizons, with a forthcoming article due in Cultural Critique 110. He is the Co-Editor of a special issue of the journal Body & Society on Elaine Scarry's seminal 1985 book The Body in Pain, and is currently co-editing a book on the thought of Italian feminist philosopher Adriana Cavarero, to be published by Fordham University Press in January 2021 with the title Toward a Feminist Ethics of Nonviolence. Contributors include Cavarero, Judith Butler, Bonnie Honig and other leading feminist and political theorists.

Tim is currently working on his first monograph, bringing Cavarero's thought into conversation with recent black studies feminist scholarship to think about the ethical and political stakes of fugitivity.

He is a member of the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories at the University of Brighton, UK, through which he has organised various academic events, most recently a visiting professorship for Prof. Tina Campt (Brown) in 2019 and another for Prof. Marisa Fuentes (Rutgers) in 2020 (postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

Tim has taught as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Brighton, and is currently an Associate Tutor in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a Philosophy Instructor at the Bader International Study Centre of Queen's University, Canada.

He is an affiliated researcher at the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories, University of Brighton.



Recent publications:

With Leila Dawney, "Introduction: The Legacies and Limits of The Body in Pain," Body & Society 25, no. 3 (2019): 3–21, https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1357034X19857133. Special issue on "The Body in Pain: a Re-engagement," eds. Timothy J. Huzar and Leila Dawney.

"A Politics of Indifference: Reading Cavarero, Rancière and Arendt," Paragraph 42, no. 2 (2019): 205–222, https://doi.org/10.3366/para.2019.0299.

"Destruction, Narrative and the Excess of Uniqueness: Reading Cavarero on Violence and Narration," Critical Horizons 19, no. 2 (2018): 157–172, https://doi.org/10.1080/14409917.2018.1453292.

"Horrorism in the Scene of Torture: Reading Scarry with Cavarero," Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies 2, no. 1 (2017): 25–43, https://doi.org/10.1386/jivs.2.1.25_1.

"Democracy as Protest: Towards a Free University Brighton Students’ Union," Critical Studies 1 (2015): 50–55, http://www.criticalstudies.org.uk/uploads/2/6/0/7/26079602/cs_journal_volume_1_june_2015.pdf

"Uusliberalismi, Demokratia ja Kirjastot," in Kirjaston Kuolema, eds. Jukka Relander and Jarmo Saarti, trans. Jukka Relander (Helsinki: Avain, 2015), 67–81.

"The Public Library, Democracy and Rancière’s Poetics of Politics," Information Research 18, no. 3 (September, 2013), http://informationr.net/ir/18-3/colis/paperC15.html#.XvdFJHVKgUE.

Forthcoming research:

"Towards a Fugitive Politics: Arendt, Rancière, Hartman," Cultural Critique 110 (Winter, 2021).

Toward a Feminist Ethics of Nonviolence, eds. Timothy J. Huzar and Clare Woodford (New York: Fordham University Press, 2021).

Adriana Cavarero, care, narration, violence, fugitivity, black studies, politics, critical theory, feminist theory, vulnerability, Judith Butler, Jacques Rancière, Jean-Luc Nancy, Fred Moten, Saidiya Hartman