Josh Kun is Vice Provost for the Arts at the University of Southern California, where he is Professor and Chair in Cross-Cultural Communication at the USC Annenberg School. His books include Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America, Double Vision: The Photography of George Rodriguez, The Tide Was Always High: The Music of Latin America in Los Angeles, and a trilogy of books based on the special collections of the Los Angeles Public Library. As a curator, he has worked with the Getty Foundation, The Grammy Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Vincent Price Art Museum, and LACMA. As an artist, his work has appeared with Prospect New Orleans, SFMOMA, California African American Museum, and Steve Turner Gallery. He is the recipient of an American Book Award and a Berlin Prize, and in 2016 was named a MacArthur Fellow.