The Politics of Storytelling: Research for Resistance and Re-existence in Sport and Physical Culture
Dr. Janelle Joseph
This talk will focus on narrative justice, digital storytelling, and the power relationship between private and public realms that is revealed through storytelling. Individual passions and experiences shared across racial, ethnic, cultural, and gender groups form the basis of Dr. Joseph's analysis. Resistance activism and re-existence practices in sport, leisure, and physical culture enable alternate ways of being. Drawing from Black feminist philosophers, griots, artists, activists, academics, and ancestors, this talk puts sport and the moving body at the center and asks what is the critical, therapeutic, and political role of storytelling.
Janelle Joseph is an internationally recognized and award-winning scholar committed to disseminating knowledge about race, sport, and education. In 2022 she was elected to the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists in recognition of early-career, nation-leading excellence in research. Dr. Joseph uses perspectives from critical race studies; diaspora and transnationality studies; and post-, de-, and anti-colonial studies. Her current book project focuses on embodiment and decoloniality. Dr. Joseph is the Co-President of the Black Canadian Studies Association and Director at Large of The Academy of Leisure Science.