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 of Sociology at Brock University. He earned his BA (Hon) and Magisteriate degrees at York University and his Ph.D. at OISE/UT. Research and instruction interests include Blackness, anti-Blackness, Black masculinities, African Canadian leadership, anti-criminology and counter-colonial criminology and interracial unions. He is contributing editor to three major book projects. The first African Canadian Leadership: Continuity, Transition, and Transformation (University of Toronto Press) with Erica Lawson and Philip S.S. Howard. The second is the forthcoming book, Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy: Teaching, learning and researching while Black (University of Toronto Press), edited with Awad Ibrahim, Malinda Smith and Handel K. Wright. Finally, the book that is the focus of today’s discussion, Appealing Because He Is Appalling: Black masculinities, colonialism and erotic racism (University of Alberta Press).

Recent publications:

Kitossa, Tamari. 2020. Anti-Black Sexual Racism: Linking White Police Violence, COVID-19, and Popular Culture. Antipode: A journal of radical geography 1-13. https://antipodeonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/5.-Kitossa.pdf

Kitossa, Tamari. 2020. Criminology as Epistemic Necropolitics. Social Transformations: Journal of the Global South 8(2): 89-123. https://journals.ateneo.edu/ojs/index.php/ST/index

Deliovsky, Katerina and Tamari Kitossa. 2020. Introduction to Special Issue: Whiteness in the Age of White Rage The Canadian Context. Journal of Critical Race Inquiry 7(2): i-xx. https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/CRI/article/view/14408

Kitossa, Tamari. (2020). Authoritarian criminology and racist statecraft: Rationalizations for racial profiling, carding and legibilizing the herd. Decolonization of Criminology and Justice – Tuwhera 1(2): 5-36. https://ojs.aut.ac.nz/dcj/article/view/10