Everardo Reyes

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Ph.D. Student
Department of Music

Everardo Reyes (Rarámuri and Chicanx) is a fourth-year doctoral student in Music (Ethnomusicology) whose research focuses on the intersections between music, social movements, and Indigenous self-determination. His dissertation research focuses specifically on the contemporary sonic and political influences of the 1969 Occupation of Alcatraz Island by Indians of All Tribes on Indigenous social movements. Ever holds his BA (2017, University of Northern Colorado) and MA (2019, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) in Sociology, as well as an MA (2021) in Music (Ethnomusicology) from UC Berkeley. In addition to his scholarly work, Ever is dedicated to increasing graduate diversity at UC Berkeley and has been invited to present in numerous classes and panels on preparing for graduate school as a first-generation, underrepresented student.