Dezaye Nair

MA Media Studies – Concordia University (present) 

BA Gender, Race, Sexuality and Justice (GRSJ) Studies, Minor in International Relations – University of British Columbia (2018) 

Political Science Certificate – Sciences Po Grenoble (2016)

Dezaye Nair is a second year MA student in the Media Studies program. She is interested in sound production, audio storytelling, critical race theory, critiques of multiculturalism, and music cultures. 

She is passionate about learning how underrepresented groups can use media to voice their own experiences and pose counternarratives to dominant master narratives. In the past she worked as a radio collective coordinator for two years for CiTR 101.9FM. There she worked with disability activists to produce a weekly current affairs show that considered the intersections of disability. 

Her current thesis is a research creation project talking to music artists from the diaspora in Canada about how multiculturalism affects their cultural and career practices. 

She is also a part of the Intersectionality Hub and Landscape of Hope project at Concordia.