Professor Keith Howard is Professor Emeritus and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow at SOAS, University of London, and was formerly Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Sydney. He has held visiting professorships at Monash University, Ewha Women’s University, the University of Sydney, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and Texas Tech University. During the 2017-2018 academic year he was the Kent R. Mullikin fellow of the National Humanities Center, North Carolina. Recently, he has supervised PhD students at the University of Cambridge, Columbia University, and Texas Tech University. He has written or edited 23 books, including Songs for “Great Leaders:” Ideology and Creativity in North Korean Music and Dance (Oxford University Press), Korean Musical Instruments (2015), SamulNori: Korean Percussion for a Contemporary World (2015), Music as Intangible Cultural Heritage: Policy, Ideology and Practice in the Preservation of East Asian Traditions (2012), Singing the Kyrgyz Manas (with Saparbek Kasmambetov, 2011), Korean Kayagum Sanjo: A Traditional Instrumental Genre (with Chaesuk Lee and Nicholas Casswell; 2008), Zimbabwean Mbira Music on an International Stage (with Chartwell Dutiro; 2007), and Korean Pop Music: Riding the Wave (2006). Over the last 30 years, he has published 170 academic articles and 197 book/music reviews, as well as writing for many newspapers and journals including The Times, The Telegraph, Times Education Supplement, Korea Herald, Korea Times, Readers Digest, Koreana, Morning Calm and more. He has been a regular broadcaster on Korean affairs for BBC, ITV, Sky, CNN, NBC and others. He was editorial chair for the SOAS Musicology Series (Ashgate/Routledge) for nine years (2008–2017), and founded and managed the SOASIS CD and DVD series as well as OpenAir Radio. He has served on the boards of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, International Council for Traditional Music, British Association for Korean Studies, Music Theory Spectrum, Asian Ethnology, Asian Musicology, European Journal of Korean Studies, OMNES and more. He has also served on the Council of Experts of the Australian Research Council, and has assessed grants and applications for universities and bodies in Africa, Australasia, Central Asia, East Asia, and throughout Europe and North America.