Honors, Grants, Awards


UCLA Center for Digital Humanities, Innovation & Development Program 2017 

UCLA Hellman Fellows Program, 2016–17 

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Faculty Opportunity Fund, Summer 2016 

UCLA Center for Digital Humanities 

UCLA Office of Instructional Development Major Grant, “Engaging Punk,” 2015-6  

UCHRI Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop Initiative, 2015­–2016 

UCLA Senate Grant, Research Support, 2015  

UCLA Office of Instructional Development Major Grant, “Engaging Punk,” 2015 

National Center for Faculty Diversity & Development Bootcamp Scholarship, UCLA, 2015

Arkansas Humanities Council & National Endowment for the Humanities, Major Grant for Marshallese Oral History Project and Digital Music Archive, Phase I, 2013–2014 

Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Department of Music, Columbia University, 2012–2014

Journal Articles and Book Chapters in Progress


“Waves of Protest: Marshallese Soundings and the ‘Fight’ Against Fear,” in The Oxford Handbook of Protest Music. Noriko Manabe and Eric Drott, editors. Oxford University Press (under contract) 


“The Politics of Sound Reproduction in the Marshallese Diaspora,” in Remapping Sound Studies. Gavin Steingo and Jim Sykes, editors. Duke University Press (under contract)

“Laughing All the Way to the Stage: A Pedagogy of Comedic Dissidence in Punk and Hip Hop” with Scott Robertson. Punk Pedagogies in Practice. Ed. Gareth Smith.  Routledge 


“Challenging Voices: Re-Listening to Marshallese Histories of the Present” coauthored with April L. Brown, in The Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies. Nina Eidshiem and Katherine Meizel, editors. Oxford University Press 

Invited Scholarly Presentations (2016)

“Impacts of Nuclear Development” Native American Forum on Nuclear Issues. University of Nevada Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law, Fall 2016


“Systemic Interruptions, Inventive Survivals: Healing Songs by Marshallese Women and Chicana Punk Girls” (Panel with Suzanne Cusick) The Music Research Colloquia, the Oxford University Music Faculty, Oxford, UK, Summer 2016

“Silence, Secrecy, and Radiation Songs: Nuclear Aurality and the Politics of Voice,” Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Lecture Series, Ethnomusicology Department, UCLA, Spring 2016


“Songs for Mother’s Day” Distinguished Lecture Series, Musicology Department UCLA, Spring 2016


Radiation Sounds: Marshallese Music and Nuclear Silences (excerpt). Mind, Medicine, and Culture – a Working Group. Anthropology Department, UCLA, Spring 2016.


“Acoustic Ecologies of Our Nuclear Legacy,” Musicology/ Music Theory Forum. Musicology Department UCSB, Winter 2016


“Aural Responsibilities and the Mediation of Technogenic Disaster,” Colloquium Series, Music Department UCSD, Winter 2016

Complete CV upon request

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