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
  • Indigeneity
  • 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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