Panel Discussion

Gilda L. Ochoa is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies at Pomona College. She is the author of Becoming Neighbors in a Mexican American Community (2004) and Learning from Latino Teachers (2007). Along with completing a co-edited volume on Latina/o Los Angeles (2005), she has also written on critical pedagogy, (re)structuring race/ethnic relationships in schools, and Latina/o parent and student organizing. Her current research focuses on the schooling experiences and interactions between Asian American and Latina/o students in a local high school. She works with various programs committed to increasing educational access, and in her teaching, she aims for interactive, collaborative, and transformative learning spaces.

YouYoung Kang is Associate Professor of Music at Scripps College in Claremont, California, where she teaches courses in music theory and courses such as “Music in East Asia and its American Diasporas” and “Music and the Performance of Identities.” She has also team-taught several courses in the Scripps Core program including on topics such as “Nationalism and Culture,” and in the past, has taught in the Scripps College Summer Academy. Her work as a music theorist focuses on early music analysis and the role of music theory within the academy, and in 2004-2008 she served as a member of the College Board Committee for AP Music Theory. Her most recent research investigates the musical and educational legacies of the WPA Federal Music Project on the American cultural landscape in the post World War II years.

Co-sponsored with the Monroe Center for Social Inquiry at Pitzer College