Harris M. Berger is a scholar working in the fields of ethnomusicology, folklore studies, and popular music studies. His research and teaching focus on theoretical issues in the study of music and expressive culture, American popular music, and heavy metal. His books include Metal, Rock, and Jazz: Perception and the Phenomenology of Musical Experience" (Wesleyan University Press, 1999), "Stance: Ideas about Emotion, Style, and Meaning for the Study of Expressive Culture (Wesleyan University Press, 2010), Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music around the World (Jeremy Wallach, Harris M. Berger, and Paul D. Greene, eds., Duke University Press, 2011), and Theory for Ethnomusicology: Histories, Conversations, Insights (Harris M. Berger and Ruth M. Stone, eds., Routledge, 2019). Berger has served as co-editor of the Journal of American Folklore and co-editor of the Music/Culture book series at Wesleyan University Press. In 1996, he founded the Popular Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology, which he chaired until 2004. He has served as president of the US Branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music and as president of the Society for Ethnomusicology. In 2016, he was appointed Tier One Canada Research Chair in Ethnomusicology, Director of the Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media, and Place, and Professor of Music and Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland.