Bastian Steuwer specializes in political philosophy. His current research focuses on discrimination, equality, and distributive justice both in theory and in its application to health.
His academic work has been published, among others, in the Philosophical Quarterly, Utilitas, the Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy, Economics & Philosophy, and the New England Journal of Medicine. Bastian has also written public philosophy on political, social and legal issues in India. His writing on topics ranging from reservations, Covid-19 policy to religious freedom have appeared in venues like The Caravan, The Hindu, The Telegraph, Times of India, The Statesman, and Mathrubhumi.
Before coming to Ashoka, Bastian has been a postdoctoral associate at the Center for Population-Level Bioethics at Rutgers University. He completed his PhD in Philosophy from the London School of Economics (LSE) and holds master’s degrees in philosophy and law from the LSE and University College London respectively.