Dr. Joana Joachim is an Assistant professor of Black Studies in Art Education, Art History and Social Justice at Concordia University. Her research and teaching interests include Black feminist art histories, Black diasporic art histories, critical museologies, Black Canadian studies, and Canadian slavery studies. Her SSHRC-funded doctoral work, There/Then, Here/Now: Black Women’s Hair and Dress in the French Empire, examined 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 as well as historical and contemporary art practices. She 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. Dr. Joachim obtained her Master’s degree in Museology from Université de Montréal and her BFA from University of Ottawa. In 2020 she was appointed as a McGill Provostial Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Institutional Histories, Slavery and Colonialism.
Dr. Joachim’s scholarship has appeared in books, journals and magazines including Spaces and Places of Canadian Popular Culture, Manuel Mathieu: World Discovered Under Other Skies, RACAR, Mixed Heritage: (Self) Portraits and Identity Negotiation (Americana: e-Journal Of American Studies In Hungary) and C Magazine.*
Photo credit: Ève Lafontaine, 2019.