Jonathan Trejo-Mathys (1979-2014)
On November 28, 2014, our esteemed colleague and former Justitia Amplificata postdoc, Jonathan Trejo-Mathys, died after a period of suffering from — and courageously fighting against — a very aggressive form of cancer. We mourn the loss of an excellent philosopher and wonderful person whom we will never forget.
Jonathan joined us in the academic year of 2010-11, and it was a great pleasure to work with him. He had received his PhD from Northwestern University and, after his stay with us, became Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. He was widely read in the history of political philosophy where he specialised on Kant as well as in contemporary political theory, where he produced superb work on questions of global institutional justice and human rights. An edited collection on Domination and Global Political Justice, compiled with two of his fellows former Justitia Amplificata postdocs, Barbara Buckinx and Tim Waligore, is forthcoming in 2015. The volume is based on a conference the three of them held here at our Center.
Jonathan is survived by his wife Maggie and their two daughters, Maya and Micaela. Our thoughts and sympathies are with them.