Top Paper Panel: Dr. Megan Morrissey | Communication Studies

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November 14, 2018

Top Paper Panel: Dr. Megan Morrissey

Dr. Megan Morrissey's paper on U.S discourses was featured as a top paper panel. Here is the abstract: "U.S. discourses regularly characterize people crossing the nation's southern border as racially other, sexually deviant, and socially dangerous. This marginalization is negotiated within U.S. Dia de Los Muertos celebrations. Focusing on the ofrenda (altar) as a key element of the holiday, I consider how this traditional element of remembrance is comically reconstituted in U.S. celebrations, becoming a nodal point of incongruous play that queers the relationship between white U.S. belonging and brown inclusion".

You can read the entire paper here.