Mathieu Feagan

Assistant Professor
Department of Knowledge Integration

Contact information:

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 40859
Office: Environment 1 (EV1), room 212


  • PhD Communication and Culture, Ryerson and York Universities, 2015
  • MA Canadian and Native Studies, Trent University, 2007
  • BA Anthropology, McGill University, 2000

Grants and awards:

  • 2021 Ecological Society of America, Science Communication in Practice Award, Future Cities
  • 2021 International Research Experiences for Students (IRES). ($300,000) “Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Resilience in Latin America” Principal Investigator: Berbés M. Co-Principal Investigators: Grimm N, Feagan M, Cook E, and Muñoz-Erickson T.
  • 2020 Cartwright Award of Excellence, Cartwright School District No.83
  • 2019 Early Career Symposium. ($18,400), Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network Award. “Cultivating the Next Generation of SETS Leaders for Urban Resilience: Equitable and Multifunctional Green Infrastructure Implementation for the New Climate Normal.” Principal Investigator: Marissa Matsler; Co-Investigators: Elser S, Feagan M, Helmrich A, Markolf S, McPhillips L, and Smith M.
  • 2017 Smart & Connected Communities Planning Grant. ($99,867), National Science Foundation, USA. “Building resilient coastal cities through smart and connected communities.” Co-Principal Investigators: Grimm NB, Feagan M, Muñoz-Erickson T, Troxler T, and Welty C. Our work builds transdisciplinary capacity across data managers, natural and social scientists and local experts to build resilience through knowledge system interventions in coastal cities.
  • 2015 International Workshop Award ($11,500), Antipode Foundation, UK. Feagan M, Otalvaro GJ, Polo P, Berbes-Blazquez M, Kukoc I. Our work explores the political ecology of knowledge across Canadian and Latin American geographies of capital, with a view toward international solidarity on issues of health and environment related to extractive industries.
  • 2015 EkoSanté Collaboration Post-Doctoral Fellowship ($10,000) International Development Research Centre, Canada. This award supported postdoctoral research at the University of Toronto’s Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, exploring changes in policy and practice on issues of environment and health across the Americas.

Research interests:

Social theory, Indigenous ways of knowing, Emancipatory pedagogies, Ecological consciousness

Current research grants:

  • Co-principal investigator on National Science Foundation RULA IRES Nature-Based Solutions Research in Urban Latin America: International Research Experience for Students ($300,000 USD)

Published papers:

Courses taught:

  • INTEG 375: Special Topics in Knowledge Integration: Action Research and Student-Produced Knowledge
  • GEOG 475: Special Topics in Geography: Climate Justice