Ian Fanning

Ian Fanning

Assistant ProfessorIan Fanning

Research interests: Algonquin masculinities, within the broad field of Critical Indigenous Masculinities Studies. 

E-mail: TBA
Office: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B411
Office hours: By appointment


PhD (Cultural Studies), Queen's University
MA (Religion and Modernity), Queen's University


Prof. Fanning is a proud member of Shabot Obaadjiwan Algonquin First Nation,  and identifies as Algonquin/settler. His pronouns are he/him.

His 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 his formal role as Educational Developer (Indigenous Curriculum and Ways of Knowing) with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Queens, Prof. Fanning 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, he has enjoyed working extensively with Indigenous students, Elders, activists, and community members.  As a current faculty member in a Ryerson/FNTI partnership, he develops and teaches courses in the Public Administration and Governance Program at Ryerson University.

In his current roles associated with Queen’s, he is an adjunct with Global Development Studies.  He teaches 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. Prof. Fanning also works with student groups who request workshops associated with equity work.


Within LLCU, Professor Fanning teaches following course:

INDG 302: Indigenous Theories and Methodologies: Learning Through Indigenous Worldviews