Pauwke Berkers (1977) is Associate Professor of Sociology of Art and Culture, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has published widely on issues of ethic/racial and gender inequality in arts and culture in, among others, Cultural Sociology, Gender and Society, Journal of Gender Studies, Metal Music Studies and Poetics. He is also a member of the International Society for Metal Music Studies.
Julian Schaap (1988) is Assistant Professor of Sociology of Music, currently working at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research interests include: social stratification, inequality, popular culture, music, online-offline interaction, and technology. His work has been published in journals such as Consumption Markets & Culture, New Media and Society, Popular Communication, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Sociologie and Metal Music Studies.