Kim Vaz-Deville

Kim Vaz-Deville is associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana.  Her book, The ‘Baby Dolls’: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition (LSU Press, 2013) was the basis for The Louisiana State Museum Presbytere’s 2013 exhibition “They Call Me Baby Doll: A Mardi Gras Tradition.” The ‘Baby Dolls’ was the 2016 selection of the Young Leadership Council’s program, One Book One New Orleans.  

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