The Graduate Music Students Association of York University invites you to submit a paper for the 3rd Annual Colloquium, Beyond Borders, to be held at York University on March 22-23, 2024.  Keynote Speaker is Dr. Casey Mecija. 

Dr. Mecija is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at LA&PS. Her research focuses on sounds made by and around Filipinx diaspora to theorize a “queer sound” that pervades diasporic sensibilities. Queer sound, according to her, challenges the abjection of the Filipinx body, to demonstrate how the sensorial and affective remainders of sound help create diasporic community. Her work suggests that multi-media production enables diasporic people to create forms of belonging that defy racialized ascriptions born from racism, colonialism, and their gendered dimensions.

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Please submit abstract by Jan. 19, 2024.