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Matt is a critical social scientist working on interdisciplinary pedagogies of social transformation and ecological consciousness, using qualitative methods and global networks to achieve climate justice across different ways of knowing. Matt has held positions with the International Development Research Centre’s EcoHealth program, Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability and School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and the University of Toronto’s Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education. He holds a PhD in Communication and Culture from Ryerson University, a Masters in Canadian and Native Studies from Trent University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from McGill University.
Here are some examples of Matt’s work:
- Member of the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, and guest editor for a special issue of Environmental Science & Policy on Knowledge Systems for Urban Resilience
- Co-principal investigator on National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Communities Planning Grant
- Co-principal investigator on National Science Foundation RULA IRES Nature-Based Solutions Research in Urban Latin America: International Research Experience for Students
- Early Career Scholar and co-organizer of holistic green infrastructure network Get SETS GI!
- Core team member for Neighborhood Heat Action Planning in Phoenix
- Antipode International Workshop Award – the role of activists and academics in addressing health and environmental issues associated with resource extraction
- Dissertation: Ecological Consciousness and the Limits of the Academy
Matt teaches GEOG 474 Climate Justice, INTEG 375 Action Research and Student-Produced Knowledge, INTEG 251 Creative Thinking, and the capstone INTEG 420 Senior Research project course.
For more information about his research, visit Mathieu Feagan's faculty web page.