Josh Kun

Expert in popular music, U.S.-Mexico border culture, global and ethnic popular culture

Chair in Cross-Cultural Communication

Professor of Communication, USC Annenberg School

Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, USC Dornsife College


  • popular music
  • U.S.-Mexico border culture
  • Tijuana
  • Jewish popular music
  • Jewish-American popular culture
  • Chicano popular culture
  • global popular culture
  • the music and culture of Los Angeles
  • ethnic American literature

Additional Information

  • Fellow, The MacArthur Foundation
  • Director, The Popular Music Project, The Norman Lear Center
  • Winner, 2006 American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation
  • Winner, 2018 Berlin Prize and Bosch Fellow, The American Academy in Berlin


  • Spanish

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