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.