Stuart J. Murray is Professor of Rhetoric and Ethics in the Department of English Language and Literature at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He holds affiliate appointments in the Department of Health Sciences and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture.
His research moves across multiple disciplines to demonstrate how biopolitical logics enable and justify the death of certain populations in the name of life for others. Addressing “sacrificial” social and political economies, his work has made a significant contribution both to the understanding of ethics and to the ways in which human life and death are figured today. He has recently completed a book-length project on the rhetorical dimensions of biopolitics, titled The Living from the Dead: Disaffirming Biopolitics (Penn State University Press, 2022).
Canada Research Chair in Rhetoric and Ethics (2012–2021), in 2014 Stuart was elected to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.
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