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Nimalan Yoganathan

PhD candidate in Communication Studies, Concordia University

Nimalan Yoganathan is a PhD student in Communication Studies at Concordia University where he also completed an MA in Media Studies.

Nimalan’s current research interests include anti-racist protest tactics, sound as resistance, decolonized and intersectional modes of listening, as well as how race and racism are (mis)represented in news, popular media and children’s literature. He has published articles for Canadian Dimension and Organised Sound.

Nimalan has presented his research at the International Conference on Arts and Humanities (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), The Politics of Listening Conference (Sydney, Australia) and the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium.

Nimalan is also a parent of two young children and is deeply committed to anti-racist and abolitionist parenting philosophies.


  • –present
    PhD candidate in Communication Studies, Concordia University


  • 2017 
    Concordia University, MA in Media Studies
  • 2009 
    Concordia University , BFA in Electroacoustic Music Studies
  • 2005 
    McGill University, B.Eng in Electrical Engineering


  • 2018
    Sounding Riddims: King Tubby’s dub in the context of soundscape composition, Organised Sound