Dr Timothy Huzar
Lecturer in Cultural Competency
Tim is a critical theorist and Lecturer in Cultural Competency at King's. He completed his PhD at the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, University of Brighton, in 2017. Tim has taught at several universities in the south-east of England, and has also worked as a medical science journalist.
Research interests and PhD supervision
Tim's research is in contemporary critical theory. He's particularly interested in the way people who are marginalised, excluded or abjected from European modernity enact new forms of existence that might help in the realisation of a less violent and more just world.
Tim is interested in supervising work on Adriana Cavarero, feminist theories of vulnerability, U.S. black studies scholarship, contemporary critical theory, political theory, continental philosophy, and cultural competency, as well as other cognate disciplines, themes and traditions.
- "Apprehending Care in the Flesh: Reading Cavarero with Spillers." Diacritics 49, no. 3 (2021): 6–27. https://doi.org/10.1353/dia.2021.0027.
- "Toward a Fugitive Politics: Arendt, Rancière, Hartman." Cultural Critique 110 (2021): 1–48. https://doi.org/10.5749/culturalcritique.110.2021.0001.
- Toward a Feminist Ethics of Nonviolence, edited by Timothy J. Huzar and Clare Woodford, New York: Fordham University Press, 2021.
- "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.
Tim is passionate about interdisciplinary, dialogic teaching. He typically facilitates the conversation between students, chipping in to support learning and answer any technical questions. An important principle of Tim's teaching is that everyone already has the capacity to say something important about whatever topic is being covered — something he learned from the work of the philosopher Jacques Rancière.
Expertise and public engagement
Tim has expertise in the work of the Italian feminist philosopher Adriana Cavarero. He is the co-editor of the collected volume Toward a Feminist Ethics of Nonviolence (Fordham) which brought together leading scholars writing about Cavarero's work. Tim gave a keynote lecture at the conference 'Mimetic Inclinations: Gender, Philosophy, and Politics with Adriana Cavarero' at the Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven.