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 Lab
Research interests include:
- Race, Indigeneity, and Multiculturalism
- Critical Race Theory, Methodologies, and Pedagogies
- Diaspora, (trans)nationalities, belonging, post-colonialism, and globalization
- Physical literacies, embodied learning, embodied leadership
- Physical activity and health access, equity, and ethics
- Ethnographic, narrative, decolonizing, and community-based qualitative methodologies
- Black Canadian Studies, anti-Black racism, Black resistance and empowerment physical cultures
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.
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).
Joseph, J. & Kriger, D. (in press) Towards a Decolonizing Kinesiology Ethics Model. Quest
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.
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.
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
Black Physical Literacies: Anti‐Racism Movements and Education, Connaught New Researcher Award, $19,000
Race, Racialization and Gender Equity in Sport, Gender Equity in Sport Research Hub Seed Grant, $18,000
Black Physical Literacies & Pedagogies: How do physical activity teachers communicate Afro-diasporic knowledge?, University of Toronto Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education Internal Grant, $10,000
Learning to Lead: Physical Cultures and Life Skills for Racialized Students, Women’s Athletic Association Trust, $2,500
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