Delaney Ross
Ethnomusicology – Research Focus: Indigenous ethnomusicology, music as resistance, Pacific Islands, gender, multiculturalism

Born and raised in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i, Delaney is currently a second year in UCLA’s graduate department in Ethnomusicology. After completing her B.A. in Ethnomusicology at Barnard College of Columbia University, Delaney received her M.S. in Education from the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include contemporary cultural identities of Pacific Islanders, including issues of multiculturalism and gender in Hawaii. Her Master’s work explores protest music on the Big Island, resulting from the ongoing debate regarding construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea. She has presented at the Southern California and Hawai’i Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology. She studied classical voice at the Manhattan School of Music, and currently plays the khim in the UCLA Thai Music Ensemble.

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