Adam Ali

Adam Ehsan Ali, Assistant Professor, Critical Studies of Race & Environmental Sustainability

  • Assistant Professor
  • Two-Year Appointment, Teaching Stream

About Adam

Academic Training

Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto
Ph.D., School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University 
M.A. Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Windsor
B.P.H.E. Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto 

Graduate Student Recruitment Status
Accepting undergraduate students for supervised theses/independent studies
Research Interests

Sport in the Post 9/11 "War on Terror" Era
Critical Terrorism Studies, Deradicalization, and Sport
Sport, Sustainability, and the Environment
Post-Colonial Theories of Orientalism and Affect

Selected Publications

Johnson, J. & Ali, A.E. (2019). Paddling for reconciliation: A decolonial approach to land-based education amongst Manitoba Indigenous youth. Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education. DOI: 10.1080/15595692.2019.1669015.
Ali, A.E. & Johnson, J. (2019). Sustainability, greenwashing, and sport environmentalism. In J. Maguire, M. Falcous, & K. Liston (Eds.) The Business and Culture of Sports. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA. 

Johnson, J. & Ali, A.E. (2018). Ecological modernization and the NHL Sustainability Report. Sociology of Sport Journal, 35(1), 49-57. DOI:

Professional Memberships

North American Society for the Sociology of Sport 
Canadian Sociological Association