Jennifer Ligaya is an AfroPinay sound & performance composer and artist scholar born and raised in Chicago with an interdisciplinary background in visual art, vocal performance, dance, and theater. Mother to a Scorpio son, and PhD candidate of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, her original work includes solo and collaborative performance compositions and sound installations. A sponsored artist, grant recipient, and commissioned multimedia artist, Ligaya has been thankful to have had the opportunity to work with many impactful organizations including Honey Pot Performance and CIRCA-Pintig. Her creative work highlights critical conversations around identity, liberation, ancestral indigenous knowledge systems, and moments of communal healing, through the weaving of traditional and contemporary sound, performance, and personal ancestral folk arts practices. Ligaya’s research interests sit at the intersections of performance, sound, and dance studies, alongside Cultural Studies and Womanist Theory. Her current creative practice explores routes of return through the lens of  Afro-Asian feminist subjectivity and speculative arts, indigenous healing and survival practices, and genealogies of anticolonial spiritual-political resistance.