The UNESCO-PREV Chair Welcomes Méi-Ra St-Laurent, Ph. D.

Dr. Méi-Ra St-Laurent joins the Project SOMEONE team at Concordia University as part of her SSHRC-funded postdoctoral fellowship, where she will work with Dr. Vivek Venkatesh. Her postdoctoral project focuses on the increasing concern about the use of inclusive discourse (so-called “political correctness”) in the North American context of popular music, where she will draw connections with the circulation of hate speech in public spaces.

Méi-Ra’s work is part of an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach, where she utilizes different concepts and methods (stemming from musicology, ethnomusicology, sociology, political science, cultural studies as well as literary studies). By doing so, she aims to better understand the way in which the music emanating from a society at a given time reflects the social and political stakes that characterize it.

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