John Covach

Professor of Music and Director of the Institute for Popular Music; Professor of Theory at Eastman School of Music · University of Rochester

John Covach is an expert on the history of popular and rock music, 12-tone music, and the philosophy and aesthetics of music.

Rock 'n' Roll Music and Culture Progressive Rock in the 1970s The Beatles Popular Music

Mark Katz, Ph.D.

Ruel W. Tyson Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Professor Katz teaches courses on music and technology, popular music and modern art music

Musicology Music Theory Music Education Academic Writing Chamber Music

Melissa Avdeeff

Assistant Professor · Coventry University

Popular culture, specialising in pop music; music technology and society; social media and fandom.

Artifical Intelligence and music Popular Music Popular Culture Music Technology and Society Fandom

Luis Alvarez

Associate Professor, Department of History · UC San Diego

Institute of Arts and Humanities director, Luis Alvarez focuses on race, ethnicity and Latinx and African-American social movements.

Humanities in Higher Education Oral Histories Popular Culture Chicano/Chicana Studies Race Relations

Thomas F. Babor, Ph.D.

Professor of Community Medicine and Public Health · University of Connecticut

Expertise includes research on public health policies related to alcohol, drug abuse and gambling

Research Ethics Alcohol Marketing Public Health Alcohol Policy Drug Control Policy

Peter Krapp

Professor, Film & Media Studies · UC Irvine

Expertise in: Secret communications & cryptologic history; cultural memory and media history; history of computing & simulations

Media History Cultural Memory Aesthetic Communication Cryptologic History Secret Communications

Priya Rehal

MA in Communication and Culture, Fan Studies Researcher · Independent

Montreal and Toronto based researcher and educator

Race Race Culture and Ethnicity Race Gender and Class in Organization Processes Race Gender and Sexuality Sexual and Gender Identity

Daniel Cornfield

Professor of Sociology · Vanderbilt University

Expert in the American labor movement, the creative class, and work and occupation issues generally.

labor & employment Creative Class Unionization Labor Unions Musicians

Sara Johnson

Associate Professor of Literature · UC San Diego

Sara Johnson focuses on literature, theory and history of the Hispanophone, Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean and its diasporas.

Diaspora Hemispheric Studies Caribbean Literature Francophone Literature African Diaspora

David Carter

Assistant Professor of Music (Theory/Composition) · Loyola Marymount University

Assistant Professor of Music (Theory/Composition)

Popular Music Analysis Music Composition

Dr Patrycja Rozbicka

Senior Lecturer · Aston University

Dr Rozbicka's works on interest groups in policy-making and live music industry regulation in the UK.

IR Aesthetics Regulation of Live Music Interest Groups Live Music Industry Brexit

David Neale

President · Neale and Associates

Highly regarded personality in the content, wireless and telecommunications industry whose knowledge comes with no strings attached!

Digital Media Mobile Technology Software for Mobile Devices Wireless Technology Iptv

Charles Leech

Partner & Executive Vice President (Qualitative) · ABM Research Ltd.

Consumer Insights Philosopher-Guru slash Real World Semiotic Multidisciplinarian

Brands Branding Culture and Semiotics

Susan Mackey-Kallis, PhD

Associate Professor of Communication | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Susan Mackey-Kallis, PhD, is an expert in film analysis and commentary, particularly in regard to pop culture.

Communication Political Rhetoric Gender, Media and Pop Culture American Film

Matt Sakakeeny

Associate Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology · Tulane University

Matt Sakakeeny studies the intersections of music, race and power.

Music Musicology Music Anthropology Ethnomusicology Brass Bands

Krystyn Moon

Professor · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Moon is an expert in U.S. immigration history, popular culture, race and ethnic studies, foodways, gender and sexuality, & consumerism.

Consumerism Foodways Popular Culture U.S. Immigration History Race and Ethnic Studies