Getting to Know Your Exec

Matthew Eaton

Greetings! I am currently in the midst of my first year as the student representative for the Canadian Theological Society. I am entering the dissertation phase of my program at the University of St. Michael’s College, where my research focuses on other-than-human subjectivity, eco-Christology, and the philosophies of Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty … though my cat, Fargo, is perhaps more influential on my work than anything else. In addition to work with CTS and my own research, I am active in the organization of conferences and seminars at the Toronto School of Theology, and serve as the co-Associate Director of the Dominican Institute of Toronto. Apart from theological work, I am likely to be found amidst Toronto’s many music venues or tending my rooftop garden and defending it against near constant feline assault!

My time with CTS has been short thus far but I am enjoying the organization of a co-sponsored session between the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion and CTS on ecotheology and non-human subjects. I am looking forward to greater involvement with our annual conference as the years go by beyond my own participation though the presentation of research. If you are a student and have questions of concerns about CTS, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me!