Mary Talusan Lacanlale, Ph.D.

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Mary Talusan Lacanlale is assistant professor of Asian-Pacific Studies at CSU Dominguez Hills. She teaches courses on Asian-Pacific Studies including the Filipinx Experience, Asian Popular Culture and Globalization, and Asian-Pacific Arts, Music, and Literature. She has served as faculty mentor to Pagsikapan Pilipino American Student Community and the Asian Pacific Islander Association. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in ethnomusicology specializing on the music of the Philippines. Her scholarly work examines Filipino and Filipinx American musical performances through the complex web of race-making, U.S. colonization of the Philippines, and contemporary cultural production. Recent publications include “Muslim Filipino Traditions in Filipino American Popular Culture” in Muslims and American Popular Culture (2014), “Marching to ‘Progress’: Music, Race, and Imperialism at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair” in Mixed Blessing: The Impact of the American Colonial Experience on Politics and Society in the Philippines (2013), and  an essay in Philippine Modernities, Commemorating 100 Years of UP College of Music (2018)​. Her upcoming book with the University Press of Mississippi is entitled Instruments of Empire: Filipino Musicians, Black Soldiers, and Military Band Music during U.S. Colonization of the Philippines. Dr. Mary Talusan Lacanlale has received the Fulbright (IIE) Fellowship, Ford Dissertation Fellowship, and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship. She performs the music and dance traditions of Mindanao, Southern Philippines with California-based Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble.

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Appointed Assistant Professor 2019

Appointed Interim Coordinator of Asian Pacific Studies Program at CSU Dominguez-Hills, 2016-2018.

Award the Catherine H. Jacobs Outstanding Faculty Lecturer Award in 2017.

Performance with the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble and Malaya Filipino American Dance Arts at the Skirball, August 27, 2016!

Concert and Photo Exhibit of Capt. Pedro B. Navarro, first Filipino conductor of the famed Philippine Constabulary Band, University of the Philippines, College of Music (2013). (Click Philippine Constabulary Band tab above)

Kulintang Workshop at CSUDH (2011)

Pilipino Americans Got Talent Competition for Filipino American History Month in Carson, CA (co-producer)

Appearance in Family Circle Magazine in an article on Breast Cancer

Tufts Journal article on her research:

Southeast Asian music concert from November 23, 2008 at Tufts University on Facebook:

Pangalay, Tausug Dance

Pangalay, Tausug Dance