• Image of poster for Symposium on Music, Sound, and Idigeneity
Thursday, Feburary 20th 
Multicultural Center Theater 
Please note the change in location for our keynote lecture, McCune Conference Center (6th Floor of HSSB).
Join us for a panel of visiting grad students and early career scholars talking about:
We will discuss the politics of archives for indigenous people, and ongoing issues of repatriation, ownership, accessibility, and indigenous notions of preservation.
Popular Music
We will also discuss the continued importance of indigenous popular musics, which have affected more mainstream genres and are also often important to indigenous political movements.
Indigenous methodologies and perspectives will be central to our conversations.
List of speakers: Susan Jacob, Sunaina Keonaona Kale, Alexander Karvelas, Jessica Margarita Gutierrez Masini, Heidi Senungetuk, and Renata Yazzie.
Keynote speaker Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman, Professor of American Culture at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will present on Friday, February 21, 2:45-4 pm in the McCune Conference Center on the 6th floor of the Humanities and Social Science Building. The talk is entitled "Notes Toward Indigenizing Sound Studies: Thinking, for example, about Soundscapes and Sonic Intimacies Archived in Indigenous Bodies."
Organized by UCSB ethnomusicology grad students Sunaina Keonaona Kale and Alexander Karvelas
Generously co-sponsored by CISM, the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Graduate Division, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, the Multicultural Center, and the Department of Music.


  1. February 20, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
  2. February 21, 2020 - 2:45pm to 4:00pm