Julio Mendívil is a Peruvian author, musician, and ethnomusicologist living between Germany and Austria. He has published La agonía del condenado (León, 1998), Todas las voces: artículos sobre música popular (Lima, 2001), Ein musikalisches Stück Heimat: ethnologische Beobachtungen zum deutschen Schlager (Bielefeld, 2008), Del juju al uauco (Quito, 2009). En contra de la música (Buenos Aires, 2016) and several articles in musicological and academic journals in Europe and Latin America. From 2008 until 2012 Julio Mendívil lead the ethnomusicological Department of the Institute for Musicology at the University of Cologne. Between 2012 and March 2016 Julio Mendívil was Chair of the Association for the Study of Popular Music, Latin American Branch, between 2013 and 2015 director of the Center for World Music at the University of Hildesheim, and between 2015 and 2017 Professor for Ethnomusicology at the Goethe-University Frankfurt, in Germany. At the moment he is Full Professor for Ethnomusicology at the University Vienna in Austria and chair of the Association for the Study of Popular Music.