CHYS Colloquium Series
Presentation Title: Filipinx Childhoods in the Diaspora and Music as Aesthetic Experience
Casey Mecija is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at York University and holds a PhD from the University of Toronto. Her current research theorizes sounds made in and beyond Filipinx diaspora to make an argument about a “queer sound” that permeates diasporic sensibilities. Her work suggests that media production enables diasporic people, particularly children and youth, to create forms of belonging that defy racialized ascriptions born from racism, colonialism, and their gendered dimensions. She is also a musician and filmmaker, whose work has received a number of accolades and has been presented internationally.