Lyndsey Beutin
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies & Media Arts

Dr. Beutin's research focuses on the racial politics of communication and social justice, with a particular interest in how memories and metaphors of slavery and abolition are mobilized in contemporary social movements. She earned her PhD in Communication from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania and was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at University of Virginia. She has been involved with community projects for farmworker rights, queer liberation, prison abolition, and racial justice. Her writing has appeared in Cultural Studies, Surveillance & Society, Feminist Media Studies, Anti-Trafficking Review, and Southern Cultures. At McMaster, Dr. Beutin's teaching focuses on centering histories of dispossession, resistance, and racial justice within core communication concepts such as technology, globalization, liberalism, capitalism, and sovereignty.

Research interests:
Black and African diaspora studies; critical media studies; memory of slavery and abolition; racial liberalism and racial capitalism; surveillance studies; critical disability studies and care; museum studies; critical data and NGO studies; media ethnography; creative research methods; U.S. in transnational perspective; reparations, redress and racial justice; rhetoric of social movements; critical anti-trafficking studies.

Teaching interests:
Critical race studies, media literacy, critical theory, communication studies, globalization, museums and public culture, social movements and activism, memory studies

Graduate supervisory areas:
race, representation, cultural studies, surveillance (histories, technologies, and cultures), social justice, visual culture, gender and sexuality, structural analysis of global white supremacy and its cultures, rhetorical analysis, Foucauldian discourse analysis, critical theory
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