THERE/THEN, HERE/NOW: BLACK WOMEN'S HAIR AND DRESS IN
THE FRENCH EMPIRE
BY DR. JOANA JOACHIM
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7TH, 6:00 PM - 7:00PM
Joana Joachim earned her PhD in the department of Art History and Communication Studies and at the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at McGill University working under the supervision of Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson. Her research interests include Black feminist art histories, Black Canadian studies and Canadian slavery studies. Dr. Joachim’s SSHRC-funded doctoral work, There/Then, Here/Now: Black Women’s Hair and Dress in the French Empire, examines the visual culture of Black women’s hair and dress in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, investigating practices of self-preservation and self-care through the lens of creolization. She has been appointed as a McGill Provostial Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Institutional Histories, Slavery and Colonialism beginning in the Fall of 2020 and she currently teaches a course on race and art in Canada in the department of art history at McGill.
Dr. Joachim's talk is presented as part of EAHRx10 Alumni, a special series of events in 2020-2021 celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Ethnocultural Art Histories Research Group. EAHRx10 Alumni seeks to highlight the resilience and ongoing labour of care practiced by racialized people in academia as well as reflect on the significant scholarly contributions and creative communities initiatives such as EAHR generate in the realm of arts and culture that reach beyond the university.
Presented by EAHRX10 Alumni: Adrienne Johnson, Geneviève Wallen, Rajee Jeji Shergill, and Tamara Harkness