Kim Vaz-Deville Ph.D., is professor of education and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana. She is the author of One Book One New Orleans 2016 selection, The ‘Baby Dolls’: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition (Louisiana State University Press, 2013.) The book was the basis for a major exhibition titled “They Call Me Baby Doll: A Mardi Gras Tradition” at The Louisiana State Museum Presbytere in 2013.  She is the editor of Walking Raddy, the Baby Dolls of New Orleans (University Press of Mississippi, 2018.)  

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