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A scholar working at the intersection of ethnomusicology, folklore studies, popular music studies, and performance studies, Harris M. Berger is Professor of Music and Associate Head in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University. His books include Metal, Rock, and Jazz: Perception and the Phenomenology of Musical Experience (1999), Global Pop, Local Language (co-edited with Michael T. Carroll, 2003), Identity and Everyday Life: Essays in the Study of Folklore, Music, and Popular Culture (co-authored with Giovanna P. Del Negro, 2004), and Stance: Ideas about Emotion, Style, and Meaning for the Study of Expressive Culture (2010). In 1996, he founded the Popular Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology and was the section’s chair until the end of 2004. He served as the president of the US Branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music from 2004 to 2007. Dr. Berger is co-editor of the Music/Culture series at Wesleyan University Press and has recently completed a five-year term as the co-editor of the Journal of American Folklore. He is currently President of the Society for Ethnomusicology. He is co-editor of the forthcoming volume Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music around the World. His website can be found at http://performancestudies.tamu.edu/berger/.