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Josh Kun is a writer, curator, and professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC, where he directs The Popular Music Project of The Norman Lear Center. He is the author of Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America (2005), co-author of And You Shall Know Us By The Trail Of Our Vinyl (2008), and co-editor of Sound Clash: Listening to American Studies (2012), among other collections. His latest exhibition "Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945-1975" is currently on view at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time initiative.
In April 2012, Professor Kun gave a lecture (Tijuana Dreaming: Music and Life at the Global Border) and a workshop (The Politics of Publics: Curating Beyond The Campus) at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Click here to listen to an interview with Josh Kun on NPR's Fresh Air. Click here for a discussion of Kun's project "Tracking Jewish History Through Vinyl Albums" and here for a discussion of his work on the Tijuana Border on NPR's All Things Considered.