Karin Bijsterveld is historian and professor in the Department of Technology and Society Studies, Maastricht University. She coordinates several funded research projects at the crossroads of Science and Technology Studies and Sound Studies. One of these is Sonic Skills: Sound and Listening in Science, Technology and Medicine. Bijsterveld is author of Mechanical Sound: Technology, Culture, and Public Problems of Noise in the Twentieth Century (MIT Press, 2008), and co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies (Oxford UP 2012, with Trevor Pinch) and Sound Souvenirs: Audio Technologies, Memory and Cultural Practices (Amsterdam UP 2009, with José van Dijck). Recently, she edited Soundscapes of the Urban Past: Staged Sound as Mediated Cultural Heritage (Transcript 2013). An upcoming publication is Sound and Safe: A History of Listening Behind the Wheel (with Eefje Cleophas, Stefan Krebs and Gijs Mom), to be published by Oxford University Press.