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Johanne Jean-Pierre

Assistant Professor
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 554826
Areas of ExpertiseChild and youth studies; education (K-12) and higher education; pedagogy and curriculum; race, ethnicity and language; research methodology; sociology of education

Johanne Jean-Pierre Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the School of Child and Youth Care at Ryerson University. She holds a doctoral degree in sociology from McMaster University and conducts research projects in English and in French in the fields of sociology of education, sociology of race and ethnicity, child and youth studies, the scholarship of learning and teaching, and research methodology. More specifically, she focuses on school and postsecondary trajectories, alternative school discipline interventions, the scholarship of learning and teaching, and qualitative research. Her current research projects investigate the social-cultural dynamics that can inform promising policies and practices to work with Francophone minority communities, refugee and immigrant youth, and Black Canadian communities. She is also a co-founder of the Canadian Sociological Association Black Caucus and a co-founder of the first Canadian Sociological Association Francophone award:  Prix d’excellence en sociologie de langue française de la Société canadienne de sociologie.

Full member, Ryerson University Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Teaching responsibilities:

CYC 705 Special Topics: Program Evaluation

CYC 801 CYC Practice in Education

CYC 805 Special Issues: Program Development

CY 8011 Critical Ethical Practice


Research interests:

  • School discipline interventions and policies
  • School and postsecondary trajectories
  • Pedagogy and curriculum
  • Qualitative research methods
  • African Canadian communities
  • Francophonie and francophone minority communities
  • Immigrant and refugee youth

Edited special issues or thematic sections

Jean-Pierre, J., Daniel, B.-J., & Collins, T. [Eds.]. (2021). African Canadian Educational Success/La réussite éducative des afro-canadiens [Special Capsule/Capsule thématique], external link. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue canadienne de l’éducation, 44(1), pages CIi-CI117.

Jean-Pierre, J. & James, C.E. [Eds.]. (2020). Beyond pain and outrage: Understanding and addressing anti-Black racism in Canada - Committing Sociology Symposium, external link. Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie, 57(4), pages 708-736.

Jean-Pierre, J., de Finney, S., & Blanchet-Cohen, N. [Eds.] (2020). An exploration of child and youth care pedagogy and curriculum [Special Issue], external link. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 11(3), pages 1-217.

Jean-Pierre, J., & McCready, L. [Eds.] (2019). African Canadians, Gender and Sexuality/Les afro-canadiens, le genre et la sexualité [Special Issue/Numéro thématique], external link. Canadian Journal of Sociology/Cahiers canadiens de sociologie, 44(4), pages 311-446.

Selected publications

Jean-Pierre, J. (2021). How African Nova Scotians envision culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogy as civic repair, external link. British Journal of Sociology of Education, (Online first), DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2021.1981247

Jean-Pierre, J. (2020). L’appartenance entrecroisée à l’héritage historique et au pluralisme contemporain chez des étudiants franco-ontariens, external link. Linguistic Minorities and Society/Minorités linguistiques et société, 13, 3-25.

Jean-Pierre, J., Hassan, S., Sturge, A., Gharabaghi, K., Lewis, M., Bailey, J., & Panitch, M. (2020). Poised to advocate: The pedagogy of the lightning talk in child and youth care education, external link. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 11(3), 108-125.

Jean-Pierre, J., & Campos-Flores, L. (2020). Mental health and wellbeing among migrants in rural areas of the Global North: Evidence from the literature, external link. In S.-A. Munoz & S.F. Bain (Eds), Mental Health and Wellbeing in Rural Regions: International perspectives (pp. 26-39). Routledge.

Daniel, B.-J. & Jean-Pierre, J. (2020). Re-imagining child and youth care practice with African Canadian youth, external link. International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies, 11(2), 25-39.

Jean-Pierre, J., & Parris, S. (2018). Alternative school discipline principles and interventions: An overview of the literature, external link. McGill Journal of Education/Revue des sciences de l’éducation de McGill, 53(3), 414-433.

Jean-Pierre, J. (2018). The experiences of and responses to linguicism of Franco-Ontarian and Quebec English-speaking postsecondary students, external link. Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie, 55(4), 510-531.

Jean-Pierre, J. (2017). Le rêve inachevé d’étudier et de socialiser en français en toute sécurité linguistique: les perspectives d’étudiants franco-ontariens, external link. Canadian Journal of Higher Education/La Revue canadienne d’enseignement supérieur, 47(3), 136-151.

Other contributions

Jean-Pierre, J., & Collins, T. (2021). “Covid-19 effect on Black communities in Quebec, external link.” In Henry, F. et al. (Eds), Impacts of COVID-19 in Racialized Communities (pp. 45-51). Ottawa: Royal Society of Canada/Société royale du Canada.

Jean-Pierre, J., Landry, M., Durou, G., Rousseau, A., & Martineau, M. (2020). Annonce officielle de la création du Prix d’excellence en sociologie de langue française de la Société canadienne de sociologie., external link Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie, 57(4),737-740.

Bailey, J., & Jean-Pierre, J. (2020). The effects of COVID-19 prevention measures on families., external link Child & Youth Services, 41(3), 219-221.

Jean-Pierre, J. (2019). [Review of the book Educators on diversity, social justice, and schooling: A reader, by S.E. Singer & M.J. Harkins, external link]. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne de l’Éducation, 42(1), ix-xii.

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