Hyper(In)Visibility, White Christonormative gaze, and ecological discursive systems: Sikh representations in the news

Sponsor: Mass Communication Division
Thu, 11/17: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM CST
Room: Mardi Gras Ballroom Salon B - 3rd Floor 
This study uses hyper(in)visibility theory and discourse tracing methods to shed light on the representations of Sikh-Americans within mainstream news media. Our analysis illuminates the ways in which discursive ruptures, often in the form of violence and hate incidents, at the micro-, meso-, and macro- levels across time bring this marginalized community into visibility. These "selective visibilities," reinforce existing misrepresentations of this minoritized group as violent threats specifically to the White Christonormative gaze.


Satveer Kaur Gill  - Contact Me


Srividya Ramasubramanian, Syracuse University  - Contact Me