Timothy Brown, PhD

Short bio : 
Dr. Timothy Brown joined the department of Bioethics and Humanities in July 2021 as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Brown earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Washington, after earning a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  He is also a founding member of and long-term contributor to the Neuroethics Thrust within the Center for Neurotechnology at UW. He is also leads diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts with the International Neuroethics Society. 
Dr. Brown works at the intersection of biomedical ethics, philosophy of technology, (black/latinx/queer) feminist thought, and aesthetics. His research explores the potential impact of neurotechnologies—systems that record and stimulate the nervous system—on end users’ sense of agency and embodiment. His work also interrogates neurotechnologies for their potential to exacerbate or create social inequities, in order to establish best practices for engineers. Finally, Dr. Brown’s approach to research is interdisciplinary, embedded, and relies on mixed methods; his work on interdisciplinary is aimed at encouraging deeper collaborations between humanists and engineers in the future.

Timothy Brown, PhD

Academic Title: 
timbr@uw.edu