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Grace Feeney, Mid-Level Researcher

Grace Feeney, Mid-Level Researcher

In progress: PhD Religion (University of Toronto), PhD Philosophy (University College Dublin) | MA Contemporary European Philosophy (University College Dublin) | BA Philosophy (McGill University)

Grace joined Iron & Earth in July 2023 as a mid-level researcher with the Communities and Just Transition team. She is excited about putting her research and writing skills to use, and learning more about environmental justice and Indigenous rights.

Grace is a Joint Placement PhD student in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto and the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin. She completed her MA in Contemporary European Philosophy at University College Dublin in 2022, and her BA in Philosophy at McGill University in 2021. Her research focuses are broadly in phenomenology, as well as contemporary feminist philosophy. More specifically, she is interested in the ethics (and absence thereof) in the thought of Martin Heidegger and Emmanuel Levinas, and the questions of embodiment between their accounts, as well as the integration of gender theory and philosophies of race.

Grace is from Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.

Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism. It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.

We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.

We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.