Josh Kun is a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, and a former fellow of The Sundance Institute, Ucross Foundation, and The Mesa Refuge. His research focuses on the arts and politics of cultural connection, with an emphasis on popular music, the cultures of globalization, the USA-Mexico border, Los Angeles, and Jewish-American musical history. Kun founded the USC Annenberg Distinguished Lecture Series on Latin American Arts & Culture. He is the author of Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America, the winner of a 2006 American Book Award. Kun’s work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, La Jornada, Mother Jones, and Rolling Stone. As a curator, he has partnered with The Getty, Los Angeles; The Grammy Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles; the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach; and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.
|June 26, 11:10 - 12:25||1st Session – Music|