Public Lecture: Intersections and Interventions: Making Visible the Invisible Violence of Power

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Where: Halpern Centre, Room 126 (Simon Fraser University)


This presentation focuses on the role of the mainstream media in making visible, hyper-visible and invisible the violence of power. Through intersectional frames of analysis of specific spectacular cases of violence, Dr. Jiwani interrogates how frames make certain bodies legible by situating them in a matrix of meaning that rationalizes certain kinds of responses and valuations of worthiness and grievability. Dr. Jiwani ends with an examination of various tactical interventions as pedagogies of hope in countering and talking back to the violence(s) of power.

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About Dr. Yasmin Jiwani:

Dr. Yasmin Jiwani is a full professor in the Department of Communication Studies, and a Concordia University Research Chair in Intersectionality, Violence and Resistance.

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