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Lei X. Ouyang, she/her, (Ph.D. and M.A. in Ethnomusicology, University of Pittsburgh; B.A. in East Asian Studies, Macalester College) is Associate Professor and Chair of Music at Swarthmore College. Her scholarly interests are in music, culture, and performance in East Asia (primarily China, Japan, and Taiwan) and Asian America. Her research examines issues of music and memory, identity, politics, race and ethnicity, and social justice. Research projects include music and memory in the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Race and Performance in Asian American musical theatre, and social justice and taiko drumming in the American Midwest. Lei previously taught at Skidmore College (2006–17) as Associate Professor of Music, at Macalester College (2004–06) as a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, and at National Taiwan University’s Graduate Institute of Musicology (Spring 2021) as a Visiting Associate Professor. You can find her CV and published work at academia.edu.