Department of Global Development Studies


Global Development Studies

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Scott Rutherford


Term Adjunct, Global Development Studies

PhD (History):  Queens University
MA (History): University of Manitoba  
BA (History): University of Winnipeg



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Global Development Studies

Office Hours: Mondays:  12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in Mackintosh-Corry Hall, A415.


Research Interests:

Histories of global development; settler-colonialism; race; gender; decolonization; post-1945 Canadian history; Global South/Canada; cultural studies.

I am interested in histories of local oppositional movements. My research investigates the ways people have used organizing and protest to help imagine and develop new understandings of culture, identity, land, development and work in the late twentieth century. I am currently working on two major projects with such themes. Canada's Other Red Scare looks at the various Indigenous 'Red Power' movements that took shape Canada during the 1960s and 1970s. I have also just completed work on a co-edited introductory textbook with Karen Dubinsky (Queen's) and Sean Mills (University of Toronto) called Canada and the Third World: Overlapping Histories (University of Toronto Higher Education Press, 2015)

Courses Taught:

DEVS 100- Canada and the Third World

HIST 210 -The Global Cold War 

DEVS 212 - NGOS and Global Civil Society

DEVS 493/803 - Canada and Decolonization

FILM 338 - Contemporary Issues in Cultural Studies

CUST 801 - Cultural Studies Historiography


Selected Publications:


Rutherford, Scott, "Queen's Goes Viral,", November 25, 2016

Articles/Book Chapters:

Rutherford, Scott, "Canada's Other Red Scare: Indigenous anti-colonialism and the Anicinabe Park Occupation," in Dan Berger (ed), The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism (Rutgers University Press, 2010).

Co-edited Books:

Dubinsky, Karen, Sean Mills and Scott Rutherford (eds), Canada and the 'Third World': An Historical Introduction (Toronto: University of Toronto Educational Press, 2016) 

Rutherford, Scott, et. al. (eds), New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness (Toronto: Between the Lines Press, 2009).

Co-edited Journals

Austin, David, Sean Mills and Scott Rutherford (eds). Race and Class: special issue "Canada: colonial amnesia and the legacy of empire,"52:1 (July-September, 2010).