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Joana Joachim I am currently a PhD Candidate in the department of Art History and Communication Studies and at the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at McGill University. I’m working under the supervision of Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson and my research interests include critical race theory, Black feminist studies, Black Canadian studies and Canadian slavery studies. My current SSHRC-funded work examines representations of Black women in eighteenth and nineteenth century prints, drawings and genre paintings, with a particular focus on the legacies of slavery located in ongoing discrimination against their hair. I obtained my Master’s degree in Museology in 2015 from Université de Montréal and graduated cum laude from University of Ottawa in 2013.