Editors' Introduction


  • Simone Krüger Bridge Liverpool John Moores University
  • Nicholas Tochka The University of Melbourne
  • Raphaël Nowak Griffith University






Editors' Introduction

Author Biographies

Simone Krüger Bridge, Liverpool John Moores University

Simone Krüger Bridge is a Reader in Music at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. She has authored books, chapters, articles and papers on educational ethnomusicology, music and globalization, and guitar music cultures in Paraguay. Simone is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of World Popular Music, book series editor of Transcultural Music Studies, editorial board member of the Journal of Popular Music Education, and has previously served as co-editor of the journal Ethnomusicology Forum. Simone is an award-winning educator with extensive teaching experience in ethnomusicology, media and cultural studies, world music and popular music studies, and sociology. Prior to embarking on her music-academic career, Simone completed a professional Masters in Banking Services and Operations and BSc in Business Economics with Marketing specialisation.

Nicholas Tochka, The University of Melbourne

Head of Ethnomusicology, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Raphaël Nowak, Griffith University

Griffith University, Australia




How to Cite

Krüger Bridge, S., Tochka, N., & Nowak, R. (2018). Editors’ Introduction. Journal of World Popular Music, 5(1), 5–8. https://doi.org/10.1558/jwpm.36669