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At Brock University, we strive to make a difference. Our research and scholarship addresses real-world challenges; in the process, we come up with knowledge and insights that may be helpful to society. In this weekly series, our researchers and scholars share what they’ve learned through their work.

Featured researcher

Tamari Kitossa

Associate Professor, Sociology
Faculty of Social Sciences

Associate Professor of Sociology Tamari Kitossa’s research interests include race and criminalization; racial profiling; criminology and the sociology of knowledge; prison abolition; anti-blackness, racism and racialization; and interracial unions. Tamari recently released a book he co-edited with Erica Lawson and Philip Howard (University of Toronto Press) titled African Canadian Leadership: Continuity, Transition, and Transformation, which explores commonly-held ideas of what constitutes effective leadership and how Eurocentric definitions of leadership in Canadian society tend to focus on charisma, ignore cultural and community dynamics, and tries to lump representation of Black communities under one Black leader. The book also presents alternative forms of leadership in various contexts. His forthcoming edited collection under review with the University of Alberta Press is titled Appealing Because He is Appalling: Black Masculinities, Colonialism and Erotic Racism: Essays honouring Baldwin and Fanon.

 

 

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Christine Daigle

Professor, Philosophy
Faculty of Humanities

Deborah McPhee

Associate Professor, Human Resources Management
Goodman School of Business

Paul Zelisko

Instructor, Chemistry
Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Jeff Stuart

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Candace Figg

Professor, Educational Studies
Faculty of Education

Spy Dénommé-Welch

Associate Professor, Educational Studies
Faculty of Education

Kimberly Monk

Adjunct Professor, History
Faculty of Humanities

Tim O’Connell

Professor, Recreation & Leisure Studies
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Maureen Lux

Professor, History
Faculty of Humanities

Charles Conteh

Associate Professor, Political Science
Faculty of Social Sciences

Ana Sanchez

Professor, Health Sciences
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Elizabeth Shulman

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences

Louis Volante

Professor, Educational Studies
Faculty of Education

Gary Libben

Professor, Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Social Sciences

Patrick Reid

Assistant Professor, Sport Management
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Danielle Sirianni-Molnar

Associate Professor, Child and Youth Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Christopher Fullerton

Associate Professor, Geography and Tourism Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Simon Black

Assistant Professor, Labour Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Miriam Richards

Professor, Biological Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Elizabeth Greene

Associate Professor, Classics
Faculty of Humanities

Kimberly Cote

Professor, Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences

Gary Pickering

Professor, Biological Sciences and Psychology
Faculty of Mathematics and Science