Christofer Jost is a lecturer at the Center for Popular Culture and Music and associate professor (Privatdozent) at the Department of Media and Cultural Studies, both at the University of Freiburg. In 2008, he received his doctorate in music pedagogy from the University of Mainz. In 2011, he completed his Habilitation in media studies at the University of Basel (Umhabilitation 2018 at the University of Freiburg). In 2013, he represented a chair of media and communication studies at the University of Mannheim. He is currently head of the joint project “Music Objects of Popular Culture. Function and Meaning of Instrument Technology and Audio Media in Changing Socio-cultural Constellations” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (funding period 2018–2021). His main areas of research and teaching are: popular music, digital media and music, audiovisual media cultures, music pedagogy and performance studies.