Joseph is the Assistant Dean of Access, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Graduate School at Princeton University. He has held positions as a teaching assistant professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow in English and Black Studies at Denison University, and associate professor of English at Delta College, a premier community college in University Center, Michigan, where he achieved tenure. He joined the Princeton University community as a postdoctoral lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program. He taught "The Monuments Must Fall," a writing seminar focused on histories of student activism in South Africa and the United States. He studies critical theories of Blackness in the context of gothic horror literature and film, and he also studies rhetorical theories of Blackness in the context of student activist movements. His work has appeared in journals such as Anglophonia/Caliban: French Journal of English Studies and Religious Studies Review. His most recent article, "Man's Fear of a Black Planet," appears in a special issue of Studies in the Fantastic.
Joseph received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Hampton University (2003), a Master of Arts in Africana Studies and Literature from New York University (2007), and a Ph.D. in English from Wayne State University (2020).