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James Burns

Title: Assistant Professor

Office: ZEB 239A

Phone: 305-348-2611


Specialty: Curriculum and Instruction

Department(s): Teaching and Learning

Jim Burns is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Florida International University. He formerly taught English for speakers of other languages, history, and social studies in Fairfax County, Virginia Public Schools. Prior to arriving at FIU in January 2016, he was an assistant professor at South Dakota State University

Research Areas

Curriculum theory, Masculinities studies, Participatory qualitative research methods, Institutional violence and education,Foucauldian analysis including governmentality, biopower, and genealogical inquiry


Association of Teacher Educators, Distinguished Research in Teacher Education Award (2016)