Joseph Wilson

PhD Student

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Research Keywords
Critical Metaphor Analysis;Science Studies; Discourse Analysis; Artificial Intelligence; Institutional Ethnography

Research Region

Working Dissertation


A critical ethnography of knowledge production in the field of artificial intelligence.


Sandra Bamford


Joseph currently has a column for CBC Parents and has written on topics of science, innovation, and education for The Financial Times, NOW Magazine, The Globe & Mail, the Toronto Star, and Spacing, and has co-authored three books. He has spoken on topics of education, anthropology, language and entrepreneurship at conferences across North America and appeared on CBC’s Metro Morning, CityTV’s Breakfast Television, the Space Network and CTV. Joseph has worked widely in education as a high-school teacher, consultant, edtech entrepreneur, most recently as the Director of Business Development at Spongelab Interactive. At the MaRS Discovery District he co-founded the Education Cluster, designed the Future Leaders educational series for youth and produced and hosted conferences such as 2011’s Art, Science and the Brain: Pathways to Creative Learning in the 21st Century. He has worked in exhibit and curriculum design for the Ontario Science Centre, The Royal Ontario Museum and the American Museum of Natural History, Rose Center for Earth and Space. He co-founded The Treehouse Group in 2007 to produce multidisciplinary workshops and conferences. They produced Toronto’s first Mini Maker Faire in 2011, several Idea Exchange workshops, the Grown-Up Science Fair, and the monthly Treehouse Talks speaker series at the Toronto Public Library from 2013 to 2017.