Josh Kun is Associate Professor in the USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism. He is the author or editor of several books, the most recent of which are based on the special collections of the Los Angeles Public Library: Songs in the Key of Los Angeles (2013) and To Live and Dine in L.A.: Menus and the Making of the Modern City (2015), both published by Angel City Press. He is a co-founder of the non-profit record label and digital archive, The Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation, and a co-editor of the book series Refiguring American Music for Duke University Press. As a curator, he has collaborated on exhibitions with The Grammy Museum, The Getty Foundation, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, among others, and his journalism has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. His next book, The Ballad of Tijuana: Music and the California-Mexico Border, will be published by UC Press.