Emilie Jabouin is a PhD Candidate in the joint X*/York Communication & Culture program. Her doctoral dissertation explores Black women's intellectual histories, organizing and expressive cultures in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century English-Canada. As a multidisciplinary academic and dance artist, Emilie merges research and performance to share stories with the public that are under-explored and silenced. Digging through the archives, her work is a source of information for collective healing in service to her community and to society. Additional research interests of hers include early twentieth-century health and dance history. In 2020, Emilie began using her research to inform choreography and committed her time to learning, sharing and preserving Haitian folklore – drumming, song, and dance under the guidance of Master choreographer and drummer Peniel Guerrier. In manifesting her vision, Emilie founded Emirj Projects, a multi-faceted research and performance production company inspired by the dance process of curiosity, intuition and exploration, (www.emirj.ca).
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