Western University Political ScienceFaculty of Social Science

Ian Kalman

Postdoctoral Fellow


PhD, Mcgill University Department of Anthropology (2016), BA, The University of Chicago (2005)

Post Doctoral Research Program

"Indigenous/Local Intergovernmental Relations in Comparative Perspective" under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Alcantara

Research Interests

Indigenous Studies
Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) ethnohistory and culture, settler colonialism and resistance/refusal, traditional knowledge in contemporary political practice
Law and Politics
Self-governance, legal pluralism, praxeological approaches to the study of law, law as/and myth, Indigenous rights (esp. Canada and USA)
Border Studies
The experience of borders, critical border studies, North American borderlands history, relationships between symbolic, cognitive, and political borders, borders and digital media
Criminology and Policing
Border enforcement in North America, face work in policing, discretion, surveillance and documentation technologies, policing of indigenous peoples
Theory and Method
History of anthropology, ethnographic methods, courtroom observation, oral history, surveying, ethnomethodology, myth analysis, frame analysis

Selected Publications