│Bärbel Harju teaches American Studies at LMU Munich. She holds a PhD in American History (LMU, 2011). Her dissertation, Rock & Religion. Eine Kulturgeschichte der christlichen Popmusik in den USA (Bielefeld: Transcript, 2012), explores the cultural history of Christian pop music in the US. Her research interests include popular culture, music, religious history, film and visual culture. Harju is currently working on a monograph which traces the cultural history of privacy in postwar America. Selected publications include Cultures of Privacy. Paradigms, Transformations, Contestations (co-edited with Karsten Fitz, Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, forthcoming 2015) and an essay on privacy and suburbanization in postwar America (in Eva Beyvers et al., Räume und Kulturen des Privaten. Heidelberg: Springer, forthcoming 2015).

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