Speaking

One of the things I enjoy most about my work is being able to share it! I’ve spoken at several public events, here are a few.

If you are interested in inviting me to speak, please contact me!

  • « Muséologies Afroféministes ? » Guest lecture for HAR4710 : Histoire de l’art et muséologie, UQAM, Montreal, November 2020.
  • “ ‘A Dark Cotton Cap with Yellow Strings’: Sartorial Trends in the French Empire”The Art of Camouflage, Part 2: Unmasking Race, UAAC 2020, Montreal, October 2020.
  • “There/Then, Here/Now: Black Women’s Hair and Dress in the French Empire” EAHR x 10 Alumni Lecture series, Concordia, Montreal, October 2020.
  • “The Apocalypse has Already Happened; So, Now What ?” Guest lecture for ARTH615: Issues in Postcolonial Theory in Art and Art History: Afrofuturism in Contemporary Canadian Art Concordia, Montreal, September 2020.
  • “Art History” Guest Lecture for WSDB 491: Feminist Perspectives On Culture, Concordia, Montreal, February 2020.
  • “African Canadian Art History: The Vanguard” Samantha Holmes interviews Joana Joachim, Montreal, 2019.
  • “Moving Histories and Discourse” Discourse in Motion a public conversation with artist Anique Jordan, Artexte, Montreal, November 2019.
  • “Decolonial Alliances” Artexte on Tap 10, Artexte, Montreal, November 2019.
  • “Aux Pluriels: Quelles histoires de l’art?” Art history department at UQAM, Montreal, November 2019.
  • Participant: “Black Curators Forum” The Power Plant and Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, October 2019.
  • “From documents to exhibitions and back again” Vancouver Art Book Fair, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, October 2019.
  • “Researching Historical Black Women Artists in Canada” Afternoons at the Institute Concordia, Montreal, March 2019.
  • “Getting to the Root of Things: A Black Feminist Reading of Negro Life at the South” Protest and Pedagogy Conference, Concordia, Montreal, February 2019.
  • “I want you to know that I am hiding something from you / since what I might be is uncontainable” a public conversation with artist Kosisochukwu Nnebe, AXENEO7, Gatineau, February 2019.
  • “Then/There, Here/Now: Black Women’s Hair in the French Empire” Guest Lecture for ARTH353: Visual Culture of Slavery, McGill, Montreal, November 2018.
  • Moderator for panel discussion: “After Arts Against Postracialism”, Artexte, Montreal, November 2018.
  • Moderator for panel discussion: “REWRITING SLAVERY”, Librairie Las Américas, Montreal, April 2018.
  • Panel Discussion: “Why Bibliographies Now? A discussion on bibliographical research at Artexte,”Artexte, Montreal, November 2017.
  • “Where My Girls At? A Case for Black Female Self-Representation and Quiet Activism” Black Canadian Women and Intersectional Agency: Political Thought, Activism, and Representation, 2017 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association/Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences 2017: The Next 150 Ryerson University, Toronto, May 2017.
  • Mnemonic Cinemas/Performances: Blackness & Embodiment” Roundtable discussion, McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies & articule Gallery, Montreal, May 2017.
  • “Cornrows and Dirt Roads: What Fugitive Slave Advertisements Tell Us About Black Women’s Hair” Marronnage in the Atlantic World in the Age of Digital Humanities, a SHADD: Testimonies of West Africans from the Era of Slavery workshop, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, January 2017.
  • “You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: Unpacking the Cultural Significance of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Naval Landscapes in Canada” No Neutral Art, No Neutral Art historians Art History Graduate Students Association Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, January 2017.
  • “But where are you really from?: Examining the Erasure of Black Narratives in Canadian Museums” Guest lecturer for CANS200 Introduction to the Study of Canada, McGill, Montreal, November 2016.
  • “La misogynie et le clivage historique de la famille noire: un cycle vicieux” Guest lecturer for POL 5185 Féminisme et antiféminisme, UQAM, Montreal, 2015.
  • “Black Communities in Canadian Museums” Guest lecturer for FIN 388 / HIS 388 Museums and Communities, Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Sherbrooke, November 2015.
  • “Le Black Feminism, L’Afrofuturisme et l’autoreprésentation de la femme noire,” Penser Créer Agir les féminismes, 7e Congrès Internationale des Recherche Féministes dans la Francophonie, Université du Québec à Montréal, August 2015.
  • “Speaking Into the Void: Black People in Canadian Art Museums,” Community, Empowerment & Leadership in Black Canada, 2nd Biennale Black Canadian Studies Association, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, May 2015.