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Moral panic over merit-based immigration policy : talent for citizenship and the American dream
This thesis examines a moment in recent U.S. immigration history where an opportunity was created to move towards merit-based immigration, but that proposal was rejected. In addition to the highly publicized proposal for ...
Wounded Subjects: White Settler Nationals in Toronto G20 Resistance Narratives
This project engages theories of settler colonialism, biopower, and the state of exception to analyze the operations of rights-based narratives of citizenship in relation to political dissent in Canada. I argue that a ...
Unsettling Hegemonic Whiteness in Cultural Production: Praxis-based Approaches in Concert Dance
This dissertation examines the racialized power dynamics in cultural production in Canada by offering a re-reading of critical multicultural discourse through black and Indigenous studies. Although dominant modes of artistic ...