Tamari Kitossa

Associate Professor, Sociology

Office: STH 422
905-688-5550 x5672

PhD, OISE, University of Toronto (2005)
MA, York University (1998)
BA, York University (1995)

Dr. Tamari Kitossa is Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.  He earned his BA from York University, MA from York University’s Faculty of Education and Ph.D. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.  Areas of instruction include Sociology of the Criminal Legal System (SOCI 2P61), Criminology and the Sociology of Knowledge (SOCI 3P60), Sociology of Punishment (SOCI 3P61), Race and the War for Drugs (SOCI 4P82).

Research Interests

Race and criminalization; racial profiling; criminology and the sociology of knowledge; prison abolition; anti-blackness, racism and racialization; and interracial unions.

Forthcoming Publications

African Canadian Leadership:  Perspectives on continunity, transition and transformation (edited by Tamari Kitossa, Erica Lawson and Philip Howard.  U of T Press); Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy (edited by Awad Ibrahim, Tamari Kitossa, Malinda Smith and Handel Kashope Wright.  U of T Press); Appealing Because He is Appalling:  Erotic racisms, colonialism, masculinities and patriarchies(edited by Tamari Kitossa.  No publisher identified).  Read his most recent publication.