Takunda Matose

Philosopher and Bioethicist

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. Before coming to Loyola, I completed my Ph.D. in philosophy at Vanderbilt University under the direction of Dr. Robert B. Talisse. I also had an appointment as the Edmond J. Safra/Center for Bioethics Joint Fellow-in-Residence at Harvard University for the 2021/2022 academic year.

My research interests lie primarily at the intersection of bioethics and political philosophy. In my dissertation, I defend a relational egalitarian approach to justice in health care and argue that such accounts must take social groups as legitimate units of moral concern.

I also previously served as a co-facilitator of the Reciprocal Education and Community Healing (REACH) Coalition, a philosophy group that meets on Tennessee's death row. My involvement with this group has motivated my research on carceral justice.

When I'm not doing philosophy or bioethics, I enjoy singing and playing guitar. I also enjoy hiking with my two English pointer mixes, Lozi and Loma.