Joe-Ann Chavry

Joe-Ann Chavry

PhD Researcher

Department of Media and Communications

English, French, Spanish
Key Expertise
Black thought, (de)coloniality, Feminism, Self-representation

About me

Project Title

(Re)constructing a black creole female subjectivity through online self-representation in Mauritius.

Research Topic

Joe-Ann’s research explores how a black female subjectivity is (re)visualised and (re)constructed through black creole women’s self-representation on social media platforms in Mauritius.

Joe-Ann seeks to decipher how black female subjectivity is digitally expressed in the afterlife of slavery in Mauritius. As a country situated at the crossroads of historical, cultural, economic and transnational transformations, Mauritius can be considered as a critical ground for producing new theoretical frameworks. Going beyond identity politics, Joe-Ann’s work critically interrogates the self-representations of black creole womanhood within asymmetrically connected knowledge and power systems.


Joe-Ann holds an MSc in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Before joining the department of Media and Communications as a master’s candidate, Joe-Ann worked for 10 years in advertising and communications and started a baking company in Mauritius. Her master’s thesis entitled “‘Don your crocodile skin’: Navigating online misogyny within the (post)colonial order in Mauritius” investigates online misogyny in Mauritius drawing on intersectionality as analytical framework.

Joe-Ann holds a BA(Hons) in Media and Communications and Spanish from the University of Melbourne.

Joe-Ann is currently studying at LSE on an LSE PhD Studentship.


Dr Simidele Dosekun and Dr Wendy Willems.

Expertise Details

Black thought; (de)coloniality; Feminism; Self-representation