escribing himself as `professionally curious', Dr Kahn-Harris has wide-ranging interests. He has researched and published widely on heavy metal music and culture, and the British Jewish community. He also writes about politics, society and culture. A sociologist by training, Kahn-Harris lectures at Leo Baeck and Birkbeck Colleges. He runs the European Jewish Research Archive at the Institute for Jewish Policy Research. Since receiving his PhD from Goldsmiths College, he has developed a career deliberately intended to bridge the academic and non-academic world. He has conducted research and taught at a number of universities in the UK and elsewhere, as well as working as a freelance research consultant for a number of Jewish communal and interfaith dialogue non-profits. He has contributed to both academic and non-academic publications as a writer and editor, and has reviewed for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent, Times Literary Supplement, New Humanist, The Forward, The Jewish Chronicle, The Tablet and more.