Takunda Matose

Philosopher and Bioethicist

I completed my Ph.D. in philosophy at Vanderbilt University under the direction of Robert B. Talisse. I have accepted an appointment as the Edmond J. Safra/Center for Bioethics Joint Fellow-in-Residence at Harvard University for the 2021/2022 academic year. I will also be joining the faculty at Loyola University Chicago as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy starting in the Fall of 2022.

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 am also 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, playing guitar. I also enjoy hiking with my two English pointer mixes, Lozi and Loma. I also enjoy spending time with my red-eared slider, Geri.