Jonathan Trejo-Mathys (1979-2014) (updated)
Jonathan Trejo-Mathys, an assistant professor of philosophy at Boston College, has died. Trejo-Mathys worked mainly in political philosophy and critical social theory. Prior to his appointment at Boston College, he had been a Fulbright Scholar as well as a fellow at the Justitia Amplificata Centre for Advanced Studies in Frankfurt. He received his PhD in 2009 from Northwestern University. In addition to working on his own research, which resulted in an admirably diverse range of articles and a forthcoming co-edited collection, Domination and Global Political Justice: Conceptual, Historical, and Institutional Perspectives, Trejo-Mathys also translated others’ works. His death at such an early point in his career is a sad moment for the profession.
I will post more information and links to obituaries as they become available. (via Jamie Kelly)
UPDATE: The Global Justice Network has posted a memorial notice here (via Miriam Ronzoni and Timothy Waligore).
UPDATE (12/4/14): Boston College has posted an obituary here.
Jonathan was a teacher of mine, and he was extremely dedicated to both his undergraduates and his graduate students. He always treated me with great respect and collegiality, taking me seriously even as a very early graduate student stumbling my way through basic texts. His work was always rigorous and engaging, and he remains for me an example of how to be a philosopher, a teacher, and a human being. I know that I am not the only one in our department or discipline that will miss Jonathan daily.Report
We wrote a short tribute on the Global Justice Network homepage: http://www.theglobaljusticenetwork.org/Report
Jonathan was my neighbor. I knew him as a kind man and a very devoted father and husband. He braved his illness with great grace and dignity.Report
I went to undergrad with Jonathan. He was a kind and brilliant guy.Report
I also went to undergrad with Jonathan and it should be said that his intelligence and creativity was inspirational in the philosophy courses we shared. I am certain that anyone who knew Jonathan at DePaul, especially from the philosophy department, will be very saddened to hear this news. RIPReport