Karl Spracklen is a professor of sociology of leisure and culture in Leeds School of Sciences at Leeds Beckett University. His research ranges across leisure studies, popular music studies and metal music studies, though with a sociological lens. He is currently the editor-in-chief and the founder of International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure, published by Springer. Spracklen was also the co-founder and first editor of its journal Metal Music Studies, published by Intellect.
Contact: School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds, LS1 3HE, UK.