Josh Kun is an American author, academic and music critic. Kun is the inaugural holder of the Chair in Cross-Cultural Communication and an associate professor of communication in the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California. He also holds a joint appointment at USC’s Department of American Studies and Ethnicity. He is the director of The Popular Music Project at USC Annenberg’s the Norman Lear Center and co-editor of the book series “Refiguring American Music” for Duke University Press. He was a 2016 MacArthur Fellow.