Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric’s Jonathan Trejo-Mathys Essay Prize


The editors of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric invite submissions for the 4th annual essay prize in honor of Jonathan Trejo-Mathys (1979-2014). Trejo-Mathys, a member of the Global Justice Network and assistant professor of philosophy at Boston College, worked in both philosophy and critical social theory. In his honor, we welcome submissions in all areas of political theory concerning global justice, and we especially welcome submissions in the areas of 1) global justice and trade or 2) the contribution of critical theory to global justice.

Previous essay prizes were awarded to Katherine Howard, PhD Candidate in Philosophy at Emory University, for her essay “The ‘Right to Have Rights’ 65 Years Later: Justice Beyond Humanitarianism, Politics Beyond Sovereignty,” Francisco Garcia Gibson, postdoctoral researcher at the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) and the Centro de Investigaciones Filosóficas (CIF) at the Universidad de Buenos Aires for his essay “Guns or Food: On Prioritizing National Security over Global Poverty Relief,” and, most recently, James Draper, Leverhulme Doctoral Scholar in Climate Justice at the Department of Politics, University of Reading, for his essay “Responsibility and Climate-induced Displacement.”  

For additional questions, or to submit an essay for consideration (maximum 9000 words), please contact Barbara Buckinx at by November 30, 2019. The winning author will receive $1000.00 and will be invited to present their paper at Boston College. The essay will also be published in Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric.

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The prize is sponsored by the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College.