Associate Professor, Sociology
PhD, OISE, University of Toronto (2005)
MA, York University (1998)
BA, York University (1995)
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 radicalization; and interracial unions. Kitossa recently release 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.
Race and criminalization; racial profiling; criminology and the sociology of knowledge; prison abolition; anti-blackness, racism and racialization; and interracial unions.
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.