Corey Johnson

Contact information

Office: B.C. Matthews Hall (BMH) 2209

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 42716


Pronouns: he/his/him


Research interests

My theorizing and qualitative inquiry focuses its attention on the power relations between dominant (white, male, heterosexual, etc.) and non-dominant populations in the cultural contexts of leisure. This examination provides important insight into both the privileging and discriminatory practices that occur in contemporary leisure settings. I also see my research as complimentary to both classroom instruction and professional service, and I use anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-heteronormative advocacy, activism, and community partnerships to foster equity for individuals and decrease systematic oppression in institutions. 

Graduate supervision and student opportunities

I am currently accepting applications from graduate students with research interests related to:

  • Qualitative research methodologies
  • Gender and sexual diversity
  • Critical theories (feminism, queer theory, critical race theories, Marxism, etc.)

Graduate studies application details

Teaching interests

  • Experiential education
  • Philosophy of science
  • Qualitative research
  • Social justice
  • Leisure theory
  • Therapeutic recreation

Karla Boluk and Corey Johnson together received the 2018 Innovation in Teaching Award from The Academy of Leisure Sciences for their work on the tourism integrated curriculum (REC 280, REC 380, REC 480).


REC 201: Leisure and Social Justice

REC 663: Foundations for Qualitative Inquiry 


    BS Ed, Bowling Green State Univeristy 

    MS, North Carolina - Chapel Hill

    PhD, Georgia

    Selected publications

    See Google Scholar for full list of publications.

    University of Waterloo