School of Social and Political Science

Grace Garland

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PhD Researcher, Tutor, Research Assistant

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I have quite a diverse academic and professional background in South Africa and am now putting down new roots in Scotland as an early career scholar and part-time editor/writer. I am interested in anything to do with ecology and society intersecting - especially in knowledge production, politics, and pedagogy. The ecological feminist philosophy of Valerie Plumwood and the decolonial ecology of Malcom Ferdinand are rich sources of inspiration for my critical approach. 


Dr Elizabeth Cripps (Politics), Prof Mathias Thaler (Politics), and Dr Matthew Chrisman (Philosophy)


Garland, G. (2017) 'Economic growth and progress: A paradigmatic conflation', African Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 11 No. 2, February 2018, 77‑95.


Master of applied ethics (MA): Environmental ethics (University of the Witwatersrand)

Master of business administration (MBA) (University of Stellenbosch Business School)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE): History and English literature (University of Cape Town)

BA (Hons): History documentary film-making (University of Cape Town)

BA: History, Film studies (University of Cape Town)


Political Thinkers tutor, Senior tutor (University of Edinburgh 2020-23)

Politics and International Relations: Debates and Concepts tutor (University of Edinburgh 2021-22)

History of Western Philosophy tutor (University of the Witwatersrand 2019)

Introduction to Ethics tutor (University of the Witwatersrand 2018)


Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Founding member of CRITIQUE Environmental Working Group

Member of Edinburgh University Political Theory Research Group


Alice Brown Part-Time PhD Scholarship 2020-2026

Mark Leon Award for Best Philosophy Tutor 2019

Director's Award for Best MBA Student 2017

A.W. Mellon Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities 2009-2011