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Marlo De Lara
Marlo De Lara (She/They)
General Education

AMDA Faculty since: 2019

Marlo De Lara is an academic, activist, and artist. Her research areas focus on personal/social histories/narratives, critical race theory, postcolonial studies, racial trauma and Black feminist theory. De Lara is a co-facilitator at the Intercultural Leadership Institute, which cultivates an inclusive intercultural space to provide multiple generations of BIPOC artists, culture bearers and other arts professionals the skills, support, knowledge and agency to confidently respond to and initiate approaches to address complex cultural questions. She is an active member of Women of Color in the Arts, Sonic Cyberfeminisms cohort, College Arts Association, Black Asian Minority Ethnic Women in Academia and the British Association of Film, Television, and Screen Studies. De Lara is also the Director of Grants and Artist Collective Care and VP of the Coaxial Art Foundation, a new media experimental art space.


De Lara, M. J. "Leese Street Studio." Alon: Journal for Filipinx American and Diasporic Studies. 2.1 (2022).

De Lara, M. J. "Intersectional Practices: Virtual Programming in Feminist Communities in Pandemic Times." Artlines: Journal of Women's Caucus of the Arts, Winter 2022.

De Lara, M. J. "SISTER OUTSIDER: How We Can Do Better For Tomorrow" [Film Premier and Discussion], Titwrench Experimental Festival, September 2021.

De Lara, M. J. "Contemporary Melanin Narratives in Sound and Music", [Curation], The Tetley, April 2019.

De Lara, M. J. "Sound Diaries." Oxford Brookes University, 2019.

De Lara, M. J. "Sound & Performance as Protest: A Conversation with Muyassar Kurdi and Verónica Mota", Array: Journal of the International Computer Music Association, 2017-18 edition, August 2018.

De Lara, M. J. "Reclaiming Filipino America Through Performance and Film." Jomec Journal: Journalism, Media, and Communications. 11 (2017): 41-53.

De Lara, M. J. "Rupture and Race: Films on police brutality in Contemporary America 1 and 2" [Film Curation], University of Leeds, 2017.

De Lara, M. J. "International Call and Response: Ladyz in Noyz", [Film Premier and Discussion], TUSK Festival, 2016.

De Lara, M. J, "A Psychosocial Look at Hybridity.", University of Essex, 2013.


Ph.D., Critical Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
M.A., Psychosocial Studies, University of Essex
B.A., Theatre/Performance, Bard College at Simon’s Rock