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Joana Joachim I earned my 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. My research interests include Black feminist art histories, Black Canadian studies and Canadian slavery studies and my 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.  I obtained my Master’s degree in Museology in 2015 from Université de Montréal and graduated cum laude from University of Ottawa in 2013. I have also been appointed as a McGill Provostial Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Institutional Histories, Slavery and Colonialism and am currently teaching in the Art history department.