Mina Yang received a BA in art history from Brown University, a master’s degree in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a PhD in musicology from Yale University. An assistant professor at Thornton, she has taught at University of California, San Diego, San Francisco Conservatory, and the University of San Francisco. Her book California Polyphony: Ethnic Voices, Musical Crossroads (University of Illinois Press, 2008) examines the intersection of racial politics and musical developments in the West. Her articles have appeared in a variety of scholarly journals, and she has served on the program committees of the Society for American Music and Society for Ethnomusicology. Yang is on the editorial board of Journal of Popular Music Studies and is co-editor of a special issue of Daedalus, a publication of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, on American music, to be published in 2013. She is currently completing a second book manuscript on classical music and postmodernism. Her research interests include American and Pacific Rim music; popular culture and mass media; and politics, identity, and music.