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Critical Race Studies into Soundscape Studies

Nimalan Yoganathan

In this video, Nimalan Yoganathan is a brown skinned person that presents in a room with a large wooden framed window and several art/paintings against a white wall. Yoganathan has medium length black hair and a short black goatee that connects to the mustache.

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Critical Race Studies into Soundscape Studies

with Nimalan Yoganathan

Nimalan Yoganathan is a PhD student in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University. Yoganathan’s research incorporates concepts from critical race studies into the field of soundscape studies.

In this video


Anti-Black racism


Race, Media, Technology

Yoganathan offers examples of the ways that sound can be deployed in anti-racist and decolonial resistance.

Taking action

  • Incorporate critical and intersectional methodologies into sound and communication studies

  • Pay attention to the acoustic world — what can and cannot be heard

  • Ask yourself, what do social justice movements sound like?


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