Dr. Mary T. Lacanlale

Mary Lacanlale

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Dr. Lacanlale is an ethnomusicologist whose research interests include race/ethnicity, transnationalism, postcolonialism, popular culture, Asian Americans, Filipino Americans, and the Philippines. She was awarded a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles in Ethnomusicology and was a Fulbright (IIE) Scholar to the Philippines, Ford Dissertation Fellow, a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow, and a Mellon Postdoctoral Associate at Tufts University. She performs on Philippine gongs with the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble. In 2017, Dr. Lacanlale won the Catherine H. Jacobs Outstanding Faculty Lecturer Award.

Selected Publications:

Mary Talusan (Lacanlale) publishes and should be cited as “Mary Talusan.”

Talusan, Mary. Forthcoming. Instruments of Empire: Filipino Musicians, Black Soldiers, and Military Band Music during U.S. Colonization of the Philippines, University Press of Mississippi.

Entries for “Philippine Music” and “Kulintang,” Music around the World, Vol. 4: Asia and the Pacific. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2020.

“‘Resilient Music at the Margins’ by José Buenconsejo.” Multimedia Review for Asian Music: Journal for the Society for Asian Music 51:1, University of Texas Press, 2020.

Entry for “Capt. Pedro B. Navarro (1879-1952)” in CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, 2nd. edition, 12 volumes. Manila, Philippines: Cultural Center of the Philippines, 2018.

“Hearing with an Imperial Ear: Racializing the Philippine Constabulary Band and African American Conductor Lt. Walter H. Loving.” In Philippine Modernities, Commemorating 100 Years of UP College of Music, edited by José Buenconsejo. Manila, PI: University of Philippine Press, 2018.

Saysay Himig: An Anthology of Transcultural Filipino Music (1880-1941).” Multimedia Review for Perspectives in the Arts and Humanities Asia. Ateneo de Manila Press, 2018.

“Kulintang: Gong Music from Mindanao in the Southern Philippines and Maranao Culture at Home and in the Diaspora.” Multimedia Review for Asian Music: Journal for the Society for Asian Music 48/1: 135-139, University of Texas Press, 2017.

“Muslim Filipino Traditions in Filipino American Popular Culture.” Chapter in Muslims and American Popular Culture, edited by Anne Rypstat Richards and Iraj Omidvar. New York: Praeger, 2014.

“Marching to ‘Progress’: Music, Race, and Imperialism at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.” Chapter in Mixed Blessing: The Impact of the American Colonial Experience on Politics and Society in the Philippines, edited by Hazel M. McFerson. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2013.

Entries for “Eleanor Academia,” “Jerome Fontamillas,” “Danongan Kalanduyan,” and “Susie Ibarra,” in The Grove Dictionary of American Music, edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

“From Rebel Songs to Moro Songs: Martial Law and Muslim Filipino Protest.” Special issue of “Music Hybridities” in Humanities Diliman Journal 7(1): 85-110, 2010.

“Gendering the Philippine Brass Band: Women of the Ligaya Band and National University Band, 1920s-1930s.” Musika Jornal 5: 33-56, 2009.

“Music, Race, and Imperialism: The Philippine Constabulary Band at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.” Philippine Studies Quarterly 52(4): 499-526, 2004.

Cultural Localization and Transnational Flows: Music in the Magindanaon Communities of the Philippines, Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005.

Reconstructing Identity: Appropriation and Representation of Kulintang Music in the United States,M.A. thesis, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999.