Associate Professor, Sociology
PhD, OISE, University of Toronto (2005)
MA, York University (1998)
BA, York University (1995)
Associate Professor of Sociology Tamari Kitossa’s interests include convergences of race, racism and criminalization (e.g., anti-blackness, anti-criminology, prison abolition, racial profiling, sociology of knowledge and interracial unions). Edited with Erica Lawson and Philip S. S. Howard in 2019, Dr. Kitossa released African Canadian Leadership: Continuity, Transition, and Transformation (University of Toronto Press). The collection of original essays offers fresh perspectives and critical examination of African Canadian leadership. With Awad Ibrahim, Malinda Smith and Handel K. Wright, he is co-editor and contributor to the forthcoming book Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy (University of Toronto Press). This collection of autho-ethnographic and theoretics of Blackness in Canada, explores the experiences and work of African Canadian academics. He is editor of the forthcoming book Appealing Because He is Appalling: Black Masculinities, Colonialism and Erotic Racism (University of Alberta Press). This collection of original and path-breaking essays by a transnational team of scholars. It brings into conversation the critical insights of James Baldwin and Frantz Fanon on erotic racism and the implications of sexual tropes about gay, straight and transgender Black men across time and around the world.
Race and criminalization; racial profiling; criminology and the sociology of knowledge; prison abolition; anti-blackness, racism and racialization; and interracial unions.
Appealing Because He is Appalling: Black Masculinities, Colonialism and Erotic Racism (University of Alberta Press). Read his most recent publication.