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


Phone: 613-533-3301

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

Office hours:
By Appointment


As a proud member of Shabot Obaadjiwan Algonquin First Nation, I identify as Algonquin/settler.  My pronouns are he/him.

My area of research is Algonquin masculinities, within the broad field of Critical Indigenous Masculinities Studies. This work extends naturally to 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.  This work involves many difficult discussions about decolonizing ourselves and our attitudes.  

In my formal role as Educational Developer (Indigenous Curriculum and Ways of Knowing) with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Queens, I worked extensively on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity (EDII) initiatives.

As former Director of Student Success and Service Delivery at First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI) in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, I have enjoyed working extensively with Indigenous students, Elders, activists, and community members.  As a current faculty member in a Ryerson/FNTI partnership, I develop and teach courses in the Public Administration and Governance Program at Ryerson University.

In my current roles associated with Queen’s, I am an adjunct with Global Development Studies.  I teach DEVS 220 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies, and DEVS 221 – Topics in Indigenous Human Ecology.  I am also working with the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the School of Policy Studies to deliver courses in Indigenous theory and Indigenous research methods.  I also work with student groups who request workshops associated with equity work.


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