Mary Talusan Lacanlale, Ph.D.

Scholar and Ethnomusicologist

Mary Talusan Lacanlale is assistant professor of Asian-Pacific Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and specializes on Filipino and Filipino American music and culture.  Her forthcoming book Instruments of Empire: Filipino Musicians, Black Soldiers, and Military Band Music during U.S. Colonization of the Philippines will be published by University Press of Mississippi in Fall 2021. She performs music and dance of the southern Philippines with the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble.

Contact: mlacanlale@csudh.edu

Writing and Publications