Josh Kun is an associate professor at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. His research focuses on the arts and politics of cultural connection, with an emphasis on popular music, the cultures of globalization, the US-Mexico border, and Jewish American musical history. Prior to joining the USC Annenberg School, Kun was associate professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. He holds a PhD in Ethnic Studies from University of California, Berkeley.
Bruce Zuckerman is a professor of religion at the University of Southern California, teaching courses in the Hebrew Bible, the Bible in Western Literature, the Ancient Near East, and Archaeology. He received his Ph.D. in ancient Near Eastern languages from Yale University. Lisa Ansell is associate director of the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life at the University of Southern California. She received her BA in French and Near East studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and her MA in Middle East studies from Harvard University. She was the Chair of the World Language Department of New Community Jewish High School for five years before coming to USC in August, 2007.