Lorali Mossaver-Rahmani
Ethnomusicology – Research Focus: Chicanx and Latinx Protest Music, Decolonization, Mestizaje, Immigration and Diaspora, Critical Intersectionality, DIY (do-it-yourself) Punk as Organizational Method

Lorali is a graduate student in Ethnomusicology at UCLA. She completed her B.S. in Anthropology with a minor in music from the University of La Verne in 2019. During her time at La Verne she studied abroad at the University of Chile where her research focused on issues of Indigenous education and equity in Chile’s Indigenous Mapuche community. Her current research interests include music as political resistance within Chicanx and Latinx ska, dirty ska, and punk scenes in Southern California, and her theoretical approach is grounded in critical intersectional, feminist, queer, decolonized works, and multimedia ethnographic methods. After working as a youth development practitioner at Markham Middle School in Watts, CA with City Year Los Angeles, her goals are to develop community art centers/collectives and culturally sustaining music education programs inspired by alternative education models and liberation politics. Lorali organizes community art-focused events, performs original music in the folkie duo, Your Companions, and sings Persian vocal music at UCLA.

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