Department of Global Development Studies


Global Development Studies

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Scott Rutherford

Continuing Adjunct
Assistant Professor


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

Phone:  613-533-6000, ext 79521
Fax: 613-533-2986

Mackintosh-Corry Hall A415
Global Development Studies
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Office hours:
By Appointment

Research Interests

Scott is an adjunct assistant professor in Global Development Studies, and has taught in Cultural Studies since 2015. He is currently serving as the co-coordinator of the Studies in National and International Development (SNID) seminar series, and is the acting Program Coordinator in Cultural Studies

Scott is a historian of twentieth century Canada and social movements in a transnational context. His research considers how people have used grassroots transnational movements to imagine and enacted new understandings and approaches to social transformation in late twentieth century Canada. He recently co-edited Canada and the Third World: Overlapping Histories (University of Toronto Higher Education Press, 2015) and has published articles in Race and Class and American Indian Quarterly.


DEVS 100:  Canada and the Third World
DEVS 240: Culture and Development
DEVS 361: Project Planning and Policy Advocacy
DEVS 492:  Inequality and Development in North America
DEVS 492:  Sports and Development
DEVS 864:  Inequality and Development in North America
CUST 803:  Cultural Studies Historiography
CUST 816:  Theory in Society: the Race and Politics Subgroup of the CCCS

Selected Publications


Articles/Book Chapters:

Rutherford, Scott “"We Have Bigotry All Right—but No Alabamas": Racism and Aboriginal Protest in Canada during the 1960s” The American Indian Quarterly, 41:2, Spring 2017, 158-179.

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).