Working as an assistant professor at Concordia University’s Simone de Beauvoir Institute since 2019, Nathalie Batraville teaches and conducts research in the areas of Black feminisms, queer theory, Haitian studies, and prison abolition. She is also a multidisciplinary artist working in ceramics, collage, print, and text.
Her scholarship has appeared in scholarly publications such as Small Axe, The Journal of Haitian Studies, The CLR James Journal (Special issue: Black Canadian Thought), and Tangence, in addition to other media sources like Canadian Art, Spirale, and Ricochet.
She is completing her first book, Disrupting Agency: Towards a Black Feminist Anarchism, which is forthcoming with Duke University Press.
Through her ceramics art practice, she explores both abstract forms and storytelling to build community, Black liberation, and rebellion. She grounds these themes in her identity and political commitments as a Black queer woman of Haitian descent. Her artistic practice also offers her a space to express her desire for a world in which Black women and gender non-conforming people enjoy softness, ease, and pleasure.
Hanover, May 8, 2018.