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Dr. Janelle Joseph

  • Assistant Professor, Critical Studies of Race & Indigeneity
55 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2W6

About Janelle

Academic Training

SSHRC Banting Post-doctoral Fellow — Faculty of Education, Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Canada 2012-2014

Post-doctoral Fellow — School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand 2010-2012

PhD — Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto, 2010

MSc — Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto, 2006

BSc — School of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 2001

Graduate Student Recruitment Status
Accepting PhD and MSc students
Research Interests

Race, Indigeneity, and Multiculturalism

Critical Race Theory, Methodologies, and Pedagogies 

Diaspora, (trans)nationalities, post-colonialism, and globalization in sport

Physical literacy, physical education, embodied learning, embodied leadership

Martial arts, dance, play, and performance

Physical activity and health access, equity, and ethics

Ethnographic, narrative, decolonizing, and community-based qualitative methodologies

Black Canadian Studies, anti-Black racism, Black education, Black resistance physical cultures 

Watch video of Janelle Joseph and her colleague at KPE, Assistant Professor Simon Darnell, discuss their research into sport as a tool for peace and development.

Selected Publications

Books

Joseph, J. (2017). Sport and the Black Atlantic: Cricket, Canada, and the Caribbean diaspora. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. 

Joseph, J. & Crichlow, W. (Eds.) (2015). Alternative offender rehabilitation and social justice: Arts and physical engagement in criminal justice and community settings. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Joseph, J., Darnell, S., & Nakamura, Y. (Eds.) (2012). Race and sport in Canada: Intersecting inequalities. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press (Forward by Rinaldo Walcott).

 

Articles

Joseph, J. & Falcous, M. (2017). Negotiating the ‘Kiwi Bloke’: Accessing mosaic masculinities through Afro-Brazilian sport in New Zealand Aotearoa. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2017.1380694

Joseph, J. (2014). Culture, community, consciousness: The Caribbean diaspora. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 49(6), 669-687.

Joseph, J. (2014). A narrative exploration of gender performances and gender relations in the Caribbean diaspora. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 22(2), 168-182

Almeida, M., Joseph, J., Palma, A. & Jorge Soares, A. (2013).  Marketing Strategies within an African Brazilian martial art.  Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 16(10), 1346-1359.

Joseph, J. (2013). What should I reveal?: Expanding researcher reflexivity in ethnographic research. Sport History Review, 44(1), 6-24.

Joseph, J. & Donnelly, M. (2012). Reflections on ethnography, ethics, and inebriation. Leisure/Loisir, 36(3-4), 357-372.

Joseph, J. (2012). The practice of capoeira: Black diaspora discourses in Canada. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35(6), 1078-1095.

Joseph, J. (2011). Around the boundary: Alcohol and older Caribbean-Canadian men. Leisure Studies, 31(2), 147-163.

Joseph, J. (2011). A diaspora approach to sport tourism. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 35(2), 146-167.

Joseph, J. (2008). “Going to Brazil”: Transnational and corporeal movements of a Canadian-Brazilian martial arts community, Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs, 8(2), 194-213.

Joseph, J. (2008). The logical paradox of the cultural commodity: Selling “authentic” Afro-Brazilian martial arts in Canada. Sociology of Sport Journal, 25(4), 498-515.


 

Book Chapters
 
Crichlow, W. & Joseph, J. (2015). Introduction: Towards arts and physical activity as mindful alternative rehabilitation. In J. Joseph and W. Crichlow (Eds.), Alternative offender rehabilitation and social justice: Arts and physical engagement in criminal justice and community settings (pp. 1-11). London: Palgrave Macmillan

Joseph, J. (2015). Physical Culture and Alternative Rehabilitation: Qualitative Insights from a Martial Arts Intervention Program. In J. Joseph and W. Crichlow (Eds.), Alternative offender rehabilitation and social justice: Arts and physical engagement in criminal justice and community settings (pp. 55-77). London: Palgrave Macmillan

Joseph, J. (2012). An intersectional analysis of black sporting masculinities. In J. Joseph, S. Darnell, & Y. Nakamura (Eds.), Race and sport in Canada: Intersecting inequalities (pp. 237-263). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press. 

Joseph, J., Darnell, S. & Nakamura, Y. (2012). Introduction: The intractability of race in Canadian sport. In J. Joseph, S. Darnell, & Y. Nakamura (Eds.), Race and sport in Canada: Intersecting inequalities (pp. 1-26). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press. 

Joseph, J. (2010). Cultural transformation of capoeira: Brazilian, Canadian and Caribbean interpretations. In G. Yovanovich & A. Huras (Eds.), Latin American identities after 1980 (pp. 197-216). Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press.

 

Currently Funded Projects

$249,000 SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund “Reimagining Inclusion from the Margins: Transforming Sport Access and Equity.” With Canadian Paralympic Committee and Sport for Life, Collaborator with, in alphabetical order: William Bridel, Andrea Carey, Lindsay Eales, Laura Hall, Evelyn Hamdon, Bethan Kingsley, Tricia McGuire-Adams, Karen O’Neil, Danielle Peers 

$10,000 Internal Kinesiology and Physical Education Award "Black Physical Literacies and Pedagogies: Understanding Vogue, Caribbean Dance Fitness and Black-led Yoga in Toronto, Canada" Principal Investigator

 

Awards and Recognition

 

2020 Impact Award for Strategic Innovation Initiatives - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) Group Award, University of Toronto 

2019 Award of Excellence, Emerging Leader, University of Toronto

2018 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Award, University of Toronto

Professional Memberships

North American Society for the Sociology of Sport

Black Canadian Studies Association