Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Takunda Matose, PhD

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 344

Phone: 773.508.2282

Email: tmatose@luc.edu

External Webpage: https://www.takundamatose.com/


I am an assistant professor of philosophy. My research lies primarily at the intersection of bioethics and political philosophy. In particular, I am interested in relational egalitarian approaches to justice in health care. For instance, I explore the justice-relevant demands of societies to identify and eliminate morally objectionable racial health disparities.

I received my PH.D. from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to Loyola, I was the Edmond J. Safra/Center for Bioethics Joint Fellow-in-Residence at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School.


Ph.D., 2021, Vanderbilt University

M.Be., 2009, The University of Pennsylvania

BA, 2007, The University of Cincinnati

Program Areas

Bioethics, Social/Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Carceral Justice, Public Health Ethics

Professional & Community Affiliations

American Philosophical Association

International Association of Bioethics

American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities

Feminist Association for Bioethics

Courses Taught

PHIL 284 – Health Care Ethics

PHIL 324 – Special Topics – Health Disparities

PHIL 477 – Social Health Care Ethics – Race in Science and Medicine


2022 Donchin & Holmes Emerging Scholar Prize