David Dusenbury

Associate Professor of Humanities

David Dusenbury will be Associate Professor of Humanities starting in Fall 2024. His work sits at the intersection of philosophy, theology and intellectual history. He previously held positions at Eötvös Loránd University, the Danube Institute, the University of Antwerp, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Loyola University in Maryland and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is the author of five books, including I Judge No One: A Political Life of Jesus (2022), Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature: A Cosmopolitan Anthropology from Roman Syria (2021), The Innocence of Pontius Pilate: How the Roman Trial of Jesus Shaped History (2021), Platonic Legislations: An Essay on Legal Critique in Ancient Greece (2017) and The Space of Time: Sensualist Interpretations of Time in Augustine, Confessions X to XII (2014).

Current Project

Dusenbury’s current book project is The Cup and the Cross: The Deaths of Socrates and Jesus in Pagan, Judaic and Christian Traditions, AD 100–400. The book’s readings of the relevant ‘pagan’, Judaic and Christian texts will center on the problem of novelty in both reverential and polemical descriptions of Socrates and Jesus in surviving texts from a generation before Justin Martyr to a generation after Julian the Apostate.



  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2017
  • M.Phil. in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (magna cum laude), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2012
  • M.Phil. in Philosophy, University of Wales, 2011

Publications - Books

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