Keith Kahn-Harris is a scholar in the new field of heavy metal studies. He works as a writer, sociologist, lecturer, salonist and music critic. He is an honorary research fellow and associate lecturer at Birkbeck College and an associate lecturer for the Open University. He is also an associate fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research and a visiting scholar at Oxford University's Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. He is a regular reviewer for a number of scholarly journals including Sociology, Sociological Research Online, Journal of Contemporary Religion, European Journal of Cultural Studies and Popular Music History.
He has also published academic and non-academic articles on a variety of topics, including: Judaism; music scenes; heavy metal music; transgression; Israel; communities; dialogue; religion; ethnicity; political discourse; and denial.
- Uncivil War: The Israel Conflict in the Jewish Community David Paul[disambiguation needed], 2014
- All that Matters: Judaism Hodder Education, 2012
- Despatches from the Invisible Revolution (edited with Dougald Hine) New Public Thinking 2012
- Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today (co-written with Ben Gidley) Continuum 2010,
- Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge Berg 2007 
- After subculture: Critical studies in contemporary youth culture
Refereed articles in scholarly journals
- 'Religious Popular Music: Between the Instrumental, Transcendent and Transgressive' in Temenos: Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion, 48/1, 87-106 2012
- (With Ben Gidley) 'Contemporary Anglo-Jewish and Community Leadership: Coping with Multiculturalism' The British Journal of Sociology 63/1 2012
- ‘Creating Jewish Rap: From Parody to Syncretism’ in transversal – Zeitschrift für Jüdische Studien 1 2009 21-38
- ‘The ‘Failure’ of Youth Culture: Music, Politics and Reflexivity in the Black Metal Scene’ in The European Journal of Cultural Studies, 7/1 2004, pp 95–111
- ‘‘Roots’?: The Relationship Between the Global and the Local Within the Global Extreme Metal Scene’ in Popular Music 19/1, 2000, pp 13–30
Journal special issues
- (Co-edited with Titus Hjelm and Mark LeVine) 'Heavy Metal: Controversies and Countercultures' Popular Music History 6: 1/2, April/August 2012
- (Co-edited with Karl Spracklen and Andy R. Brown) 'Metal Studies: Cultural Research in the Heavy Metal Scene' Journal for Cultural Research 15: 3, July 2011
Other articles in scholarly journals
- ‘The Politics of Brisket: Jews and The Wire,’ Darkmatter, no. 4 29 29 May 2009
- ‘I Hate This Fucking Country’: Dealing with the Global and the Local in the Israeli Extreme Metal Scene’ Critical Studies 19: Music, Popular Culture, Identities, 2002 pp 133–151
Chapters in scholarly books
- You Are From Israel and that is Enough to Hate you Forever: Racism, Globalization and Play Within the Global Extreme Metal Scene' in Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music around the World, eds Jeremy Wallach, Harris M. Berger, Paul D. Greene (Duke University Press 2012)
- (With Ben Gidley) 'From Security to Insecurity: British Jewish Communal Leadership in the Context of Multiculturalism' in Dynamic Belonging: Contemporary Jewish Collective Identities, ed Harvey E. Goldberg, Steven M. Cohen, and Ezra Kopelowitz (Berghahn Books 2011)
- 2008-9: Research Associate at the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths, University of London, working on project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council ‘Contemporary Anglo-Jewry and Leadership: Coping with Multiculturalism’ (with Ben Gidley).
- 2007-8 : Research Associate at the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths College, working on two projects funded by the Rothschild Foundation Europe: ‘A Mapping Study of Efforts to Combat Antisemitism, Racism and Xenophobia at the Local, Communal and Grassroots Levels in Europe’ (with Roger Hewitt) and ‘From Security to Insecurity?: Jewish Communal Leadership in Changing Times’ (with Ben Gidley).
- 2005 : Postdoctoral Fellow at the Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden, Campus Norrköping of Linköping University.
- 2001-2 : ‘Jerusalem Fellow’ at the Mandel School for Advanced Educational Leadership in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Fellows programme is a prestigious, international, cross-communal career development programme for Jewish educators from Diaspora communities.
- personal website
- Guardian Profile: Keith Kahn-Harris
- New Statesman: Keith Kahn-Harris
- Interview in Metal Rules
- The Best Water-Skier in Luxemburg
- "Centre for Religion and Contemporary Society:". Bbk.ac.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- "Institute of Jewish Policy Research: Staff". Jpr.org.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- Rocker, Simon (6 June 2014). "Uncivil War: The Israel Conflict in the Jewish community". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- "All That Matters | Interesting introductions to important ideas". Allthatmattersbooks.com. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- "Despatches from the Invisible Revolution | New Public Thinking #1: Reflections on 2011". New Public Thinking. 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
- Kahn, Keith. "Turbulent times: The British Jewish community today". Ekklesia. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- matilda says: (11 July 2007). "Book Review: Keith Kahn-Harris – Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge | Latest News". Metal Injection. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- "Kahn-Harris, Keith, Goldsmiths, University of London". Gold.ac.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- "Activities 2005: Activities: ISAK: Linköpings universitet". ISAK. Retrieved 16 July 2012.