Jeff Melnick directs the MA program in American Studies at University of Massachusetts Boston, where he teaches courses on the history of popular music, immigration, and twentieth-century cultural history. Melnick’s most recent book is on the cultural legacies of the Manson Family. He has also published work on American culture after 9/11, Black-Jewish relations, the Leo Frank case, and immigration and popular culture. Melnick formerly was part of the editorial collective that produced the Journal of Popular Music Studies, and is currently editor of the book series American Popular Music at University of Massachusetts Press. He tweets @melnickjeffrey1.