Department of Global Development Studies


Global Development Studies

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Ian Fanning

Ian Fanning

Term Adjunct

PhD (Cultural Studies)
   Queen's University

MA (Religion and Modernity)
   Queen's University

MA (Theological Studies)
   Queen's University

Phone: 613-533-3301

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B411
Global Development Studies
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Office hours:
By Appointment



I started my journey at Queen’s at the School of Religion, completing two master’s degrees with a focus on masculinities and ritual.  I completed my PhD in Cultural Studies at Queen’s in November 2017.  My research involves Algonquin masculinities, within the broader field of Critical Indigenous Masculinities Studies.  This work extends naturally to a keen interest in Indigenous feminisms, and community-based research and community-based work, including the work Indigenous people are doing to bring healing and knowledge back to our communities.

As a faculty member and Director of Student Success at First Nations Technical Institute, I have enjoyed working extensively with Indigenous students.  As a proud member of Shabot Obaadjiwan Algonquin First Nation, located in the Sharbot Lake area, my interest in Indigenous Studies continues to intensify.

As an adjunct assistant professor at Queen’s, I’ve had the pleasure to teach POLS 320 – Indigenous Politics.  Working with Arts and Science Online, and Global Development Studies, I have redeveloped and delivered DEVS 220 online – Introduction to Indigenous Studies, and I’m the current course author for DEVS 221 online – Topics in Indigenous Human Ecology, which is Professor Michael Doxtator’s in-class Principal’s Dream Course.  I enjoy a good relationship with FNTI students, and I teach in the Ryerson/FNTI Public Administration and Governance Program.

As a past Educational Developer – Indigenous Curriculum and Ways of Knowing, with the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen’s, I’ve worked around campus and various locations in the area to deliver workshops on decolonizing the academy.  I continue to consult with various colleagues and organizations on the topic of decolonizing curriculum and programming.  For the 2019-2020 academic year, I will be taking on a new role as Acting Program Coordinator for the Cultural Studies Graduate Program.  I will be coordinating and leading CUST 802/902, the Cultural Studies Speaks Series.


DEVS 220:  Introduction to Indigenous Studies
DEVS 221:  Topics in Indigenous Human Ecology