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Stephanie Eccles

PhD Student

Junior Associate

Loyola Sustainability Research Centre

Stephanie Eccles is a PhD candidate broadly interesting in intersection of capitalism, animals, society, and the environment. Her dissertation focuses on the emerging biogas industry in North Carolina which is building up energy infrastructure to capture methane produced from animal agricultural waste that then turns it into renewable natural gas. In her research she asks what it means to make agricultural waste essential in the 'Just Transition' by exploring the implications to humans, animals, and the climate crisis. Stephanie also researchers and has previously published collaborative work on farm animals, environmental justice, and climate-induced disasters in North Carolina. She is pursuing this research in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Turner. ​

The title of Stephanie's thesis is Making Animal Waste Essential: ‘Renewing’ Animal Agriculture through the Fraught Politics of Renewable Natural Gas Development   .

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