In the Media: Martha Gonzalez Discusses Returning to One’s Roots with KQED

Photo courtesy of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

KQED spoke to Martha Gonzalez, associate professor of Chicanx/Latinx studies and 2022 MacArthur Fellowship recipient, about music and returning to one’s roots. “I think that in American society, a lot of times the idea is to shed yourself of your roots, what practices you came from, what languages are spoken. Assimilation is part of forgetting,” Gonzalez said. “I encourage everybody to dig back into their own root cultures.”