Korina Jocson

Associate Dean, Associate Professor

PhD - University of California, Berkeley

Email: kjocson@yorku.ca


Korina Jocson is Associate Dean Academic and Associate Professor of Digital Futures in the Faculty of Education at York University. Her administrative role entails providing strategic leadership and support of academic matters in the Faculty. Her scholarly interests include youth literacies and cultural studies, digital media and learning ecologies, race and ethnic studies in education, arts-informed pedagogies, and critical methodologies. Her thinking is informed by radical women of color feminisms and decolonial praxis in doing inquiry. Her earlier research on youth poetry led to exploring youth cultural production, including forms of expressive cultures and civic engagement, further prompting questions about what/whose literacies and knowledges count and potential ways of addressing inequitities across settings.  

Dr. Jocson is the author of several books, including award-winning Youth Media Matters: Participatory Cultures and Literacies in EducationYouth Poets: Literacies In and Out of Schools, and a forthcoming monograph on race, gender, and technologies in the school-work nexus. She is also the editor of Cultural Transformations: Youth and Pedagogies of Possibility featuring a range of perspectives on youth's participation in literary, digital media technology, and civic-related practices in local and global contexts. Her articles, essays, and poems have appeared in a number of scholarly journals, including Curriculum Inquiry, Critical Studies in Education, Reading Research Quarterly, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Juvenilia Studies, and Daedalus. She undertakes creative endeavours that consider writing, storying/kuwento, and poetic inquiry and has produced experimental media as part of her scholarship. Dr. Jocson is a U.S.-Canada Fulbright Scholar and served as Visiting Research Chair of Human Rights and Social Justice at the University of Ottawa. She earned her PhD in Education at UC Berkeley and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. She remains active in community-engaged projects and collaborates with equity-minded organizations.

Recent Works

Carter, C., Rashid, M., Scherrer, B., & Jocson, K.M. (2023). there, not there: (un)disciplining study off the writing tracks/tracts. Qualitative Studies, 8(1), 250-278. https://tidsskrift.dk/qual/article/view/136809/181306

Rashid, M., Scherrer, B.,Carter, C., McIntee, K., Jean-Denis, A.S., Correa, O., & Jocson, K.M. (2023). Praxis of the undercommons: Rupturing university conviviality and coded formations of diversity. Globalization, Societies and Education. doi.org/10.1080/14767724.2023.2190876

Jocson, K.M., Carter, C., Correa, O., McIntee, K., Rashid, M., Scherrer, B.D., & Jean-Denis, A.S. (2022). Plateaus, puzzles, and PhDs: Un/making knowledge differently through digital storytelling. Educational Studies, 1-22. doi.org/10.1080/00131946.2021.2010081


Courses Taught

§ (De)Colonizing Research Methodologies (GS/EDUC 5225; GS/GFWS 6111)

§ Gender, Equity, New Technologies, and Education (GS/EDUC 5862; GS/WMST 6122)

§ Issues in Digital Technology in Education (GS/EDUC 5860)

§ Place and Learning (EDST 1200)

Faculty & School/Dept

  • Faculty of Education -
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies, -

Selected Publications

York University Affiliations/Cross Appointments

  • Institute for Research on Digital Literacies
  • York Centre for Asian Research
  • Centre for Refugee Studies
  • Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies