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, Scholars Electives Program
See current projects at: Indigeneity, Diaspora, Equity and Anti-racism in Sport (IDEAS) Research Lab
Research interests include:
- Decolonizing Sport Studies, Indigeneity and Sport
- Race, Anti-Racism Policy in Post-Secondary Sport
- Critical Race Theory, Methodologies, and Pedagogies
- Diaspora, (trans)nationalities, post-colonialism, and globalization
- Embodied learning and leadership, physical activity access and ethics
- Ethnographic, narrative, decolonizing, and community-based qualitative methodologies
- Black Canadian Studies, anti-Black racism, Black resistance and empowerment
Watch video of Janelle Joseph and her colleague at KPE, Associate Professor Simon Darnell, discuss their research into sport as a tool for peace and development.
Kriger, D. Keyser-Verrault, A., Joseph, J. & Peers, D. (2022). The Operationalizing Intersectionality Framework, Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology
Joseph, J., McKenzie, A.I.* (2022). Black Women Coaches in Community: Promising Practices for mentorship in Canada. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fspor.2022.884239/full
McGuire-Adams, T., Joseph, J. Eales, L., Peers, D., Bridel, W., Hamdon, E., & Chen C. (2022). Awakening to elsewheres: Collectively restorying embodied experiences of (be)longing. Sociology of Sport Journal https://doi.org/10.1123/ssj.2021-0124
Joseph, J. & Glean, J. (2022). Navigating Black Women’s Leadership, Imposter Phenomenon, and Intergenerational Mentorship in Post-secondary Education. In Wane, N., Odozor, E. & Brady, J. (Eds.), Black Women’s Worldview. Inanna Publications.
Ashdown Franks, G.,* & Joseph, J. (2021). Mind your business and leave my rolls alone: A Case study of fat Black women runners' decolonial resistance. Societies 11(95), 1-17 https://doi.org/10.3390/soc11030095
Joseph, J. & Kerr, E. (2021). Assemblages and co-emergent corpomaterialities in postsecondary education: Pedagogical lessons from somatic psychology and physical cultures. Somatechnics.
Joseph, J. (2021) Diasporas in Sport: Networks, Nostalgia and the Nuances of Dwelling. In J. Maguire, K. Liston & M. Falcous (Eds). Handbook of Globalisation and Sport. Palgrave.
Joseph, J., Williams, B., & Lewis, T. (2021). The Exploring Difference Workshop: Adapting group relations to explore questions of difference and antiracism in Toronto, Canada. Organizational and Social Dynamics 21(1), 40–55.
Nachman, J., Joseph, J. & Fusco, C. (2021). ‘What if what the professor knows is not diverse enough for us?”: Whiteness in Canadian Kinesiology programs, Sport, Education, and Society, https://doi.org/10.1080.13573322.2021.1919613
Gauthier, V., Joseph, J. & Fusco, C. (2021). Lessons from Critical Race Theory: Outdoor Experiential Education and Whiteness in Kinesiology, Journal of Experiential Education, 1-17, https://doi.org/10.1177/10538259211006739
Joseph, J. & Kriger, D. (2021). Towards a Decolonizing Kinesiology Ethics Model. Quest 1-17, https://doi.org/10.1080/00336297.2021.1898996
Darnell, S., Razack, S. & Joseph, J. (2021). Sport, Social Movements and Digital Media. In. E. Pike (Ed.). Research Handbook on Sport and Society (pp. 53-67). Edward Elgar Publishing.
Joseph, J. (2021). A Dance Flash Mob, Canadian Multiculturalism, and the Politics of Belonging. In B. Stolar, A. C. Lindgren, & C. Sacchetti (Eds.) Dance Lessons: Performing Cultural Diversity in Canada. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier Press.
Razack, S. & Joseph, J. (2020). Misogynoir in Women’s Sport Media: Race, Nation, and Diaspora in the Representation of Naomi Osaka. Media, Culture and Society, 43(2), 291-308. 10.1177/0163443720960919
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).
Reimagining Inclusion from the Margins: Transforming Sport Access and Equity, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) New Frontiers in Research Exploration Fund, $249,936
Enhancing Post-Secondary Access for Black, Indigenous and other Marginalized Youth through Embodied, Cultural and Community-Engaged Learning, University of Toronto Access Programs University Fund, $82,580
Experiences of Black Canadian Student Athletes, Coaches and Sport Administrators, Black Canadian Coaches Association, $40,000
Anti-racism in Ontario University Sport, Ontario University Athletics, $25,000
Anti-racism in Canada West University Sport, Canada West University Athletics Association, $25,000
Anti-racism in Ontario College Athletic Association, Ontario College Athletics Association, $25,000
Movement as Health and Healing: Documenting the Sporting Experiences of Black Women, Girl, and Non-binary Athletes and Physical Educators in Canada, E-Alliance: Gender Equity in Sport Research Hub Seed Grant, $20,000
Black Physical Literacies: Anti‐Racism Movements and Education, Connaught New Researcher Award, $19,000
Radical Reimagining of Physical Activity: Black and Mixed-Race Identity Perspectives, Black Research Network $5000
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
North American Society for the Sociology of Sport
Black Canadian Studies Association (Co-President, 2022-present)