Lisa Decenteceo


Dissertation: “From Being to Becoming: Protests, Festivals, and Musical Mediations of Igorot Indigeneity” (2021)

Lisa Decenteceo began as a piano student. In 2010, she earned a diploma in music education, and in 2012, a bachelor’s degree in musicology at the University of the Philippines. Her research interests include affect theory, various iterations of the “folk” in American music from the 30s to the 70s, and the intellectual history of ethnomusicology. For her dissertation, she writes about conflicting indigenous subjectivities and their musical renderings. Lisa has taught courses on Philippine music, Euro-American art music, and popular music in the U.S. In the summer, she retreats to a remote mountain village in the Philippines to harvest rice and peacefully live off-the-grid.


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