Johannah May Black is an expert in sexual violence prevention through educational programming. In 2018 Johannah created the Waves of Change Bystander Intervention Training Program which has been adopted by all of the universities in Nova Scotia and the NSCC, and recommended as best practice by the provincial Sexual Violence Prevention Committee under the Department of Labour and Advanced Education as best practice in their Changing the Culture of Acceptance report (2018).
Johannah is also a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at York University. For the past two years she has taught Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies at St. Francis Xavier University.
A scholar of political theory and feminist politics. Research interests include: misogynist violence, rape culture, the reorganization of labour under neoliberalism, proletarian feminism, collective memory, structural violence, borders and migration, and a people’s history of Nova Scotia.