I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashoka University. Previously, I was a Post-Doc at the Center for Population-Level Bioethics at Rutgers University. Earlier I finished my PhD from the London School of Economics.

My current work focuses on the theory of distributive justice (including the distribution of chances and risks), distributive justice applied to health, egalitarianism, discrimination (including caste), and the political philosophy of development.

My PhD dissertation focused on the importance of the separateness of persons. I argued for a relational understanding of the separateness of persons that supports a broadly contractualist account of morality. In the dissertation, I apply this understanding of the separateness of persons to questions of distributive justice, risk, aggregation, and deontological constraints. I also argue that the separateness of persons matters to morality even if our personal identity should not matter to us rationally.

Here is my CV.

Journal Articles

Constraints, You, and Your Victims, Nous (forthcoming) (abstract)
Better vaguely right than precisely wrong in effective altruism: the problem of marginalism. Nicolas Cote and Bastian Steuwer, Economics and Philosophy (online first) (abstract)
Contractualism, Complaints, and Risk, Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy 19 (2021): 111-47 (abstract)

Reviews, Replies and Short Articles

COVID vaccine prioritization in low- and middle-income countries may justifiably depart from high-income countries’ age priorities. Nir Eyal, Anca Gheaus, Axel Gosseries, Monica Magalhaes, Thierry Ngosso, Bastian Steuwer, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Isa Trifan, and Andrew Williams, Clinical Infectious Diseases (online first) (abstract)
Letter to the Editor - SARS-CoV-2 Human Challenge Studies. Bastian Steuwer, and Nir Eyal, New England Journal of Medicine 385 (2021): 1727-28
Prioritizing second-generation SARS-CoV-2 vaccines through low-dosage challenge studies. Bastian Steuwer, Euzebiusz Jamrozik, and Nir Eyal, International Journal of Infectious Diseases 105 (2021): P307-11 (abstract)
Review of Faces of Inequality by Sophia Moreau. Economics and Philosophy 37 (2021): 494-500.