Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of American Studies
Latino Studies Program
Office: 814 E. 3rd St., Rm. 118
Phone: (812) 855-4745
E-mail: janguian indiana.edu
Ph.D., Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012
M.A., Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007
B.A., Chicano Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
Latina/o popular music and culture; sound and listening studies; music, race and citizenship.
My research examines Latino audiences and listeners of popular music. I investigate how popular music forms communities of listeners across time and space, and how listening can be an active and creative form of claiming space, citizenship and respect.
My book project tentatively titled Latino Listening Cultures is an ethnographic account of select contemporary Latino listeners in the Southern California region. Echoing the diversity of the people and styles present in the region the project moves from Chicano fans of British musician Morrissey to Mexican custodians who listen to Spanish-language radio at work to “oldies” listeners and other emerging soundscapes. The book simultaneously seeks to contextualize Latino audiences as central to American (in both the national and transnational sense) popular music while highlighting particular relationships, customs and uses of listening to music.
- LATS-L 101 Introduction to latino Studies
- AMST-A 202 U.S. Arts and Media
“Chicano Batman: Not Another Band From East L.A.” Artbound, June 12, 2013.
“Los Lobos.” Celebrating Latino Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions. Ed. María Herrera-Sobek. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2012.
“La Bamba.” Celebrating Latino Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions. Ed. María Herrera-Sobek. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2012.
“Listening to California’s Missions: A Brief Overview of the Mission Choirs.” One Hundred Years of Loyalty: In Honor of Luis Leal. Ed. Sara Poot Herrera, Francisco A. Lomelí and María Herrera-Sobek. Vol.II. Mexico: UCSB, UNAM, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, UC-Mexicanistas, 2007. 1051-1060.
Latino Listening Cultures: Identity, Affect and Resilient Music Practices (in preparation).
Honors and Awards
- UCSB Chicano Studies Institute Graduate Research Grant, 2012-2013
- UCSB Academic Senate Doctoral Travel Grant, 2011-2012
- NSF UC DIGSSS (Diversity Initiative for Graduate Students in the Social Sciences) Graduate Research Support Grant, 2010-2011
- UCSB Chicano Studies Institute Graduate Research Grant, 2010-2011
- University of California President’s Dissertation Year Award, 2010-2011
- Steve and Barbara Mendell Graduate Fellowship in Cultural Literacy, 2010-2011
- NSF UC DIGSSS (Diversity Initiative for Graduate Students in the Social Sciences) Conference Travel Grant, 2009-2010
- NSF UC DIGSSS (Diversity Initiative for Graduate Students in the Social Sciences) Summer Research Fellowship, 2007-2008
- INSCITES (Insights on Science and Technology for Society) Graduate Scholar Teaching Award, 2007-2008