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Zane Willard

Zane Willard


Contact Information

Office: CIS 3018



Zane Austin Willard is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and researcher based in Tampa, Florida. His research is rooted in a critical/cultural studies tradition with a focus on popular culture (reality TV, social media, fine art, television, film), with an emphasis on issues of race, gender and sexuality with a focus on performance, surveillance, and authenticity. His work has been published in the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. Zane’s multimedia artwork has been exhibited in New York, Toronto, Tampa, Kansas City, and Colorado.

Zane is currently in his second year of his Master of Arts at the University of South Florida in the Department of Communication where he is a Graduate Teaching Assistant. In addition, Zane is a Frederic Bastiat Fellow at the Mercatus Center, he is also an alumnus of the Mercatus Center’s Don Lavoie Fellowship.

Research areas

Critical/Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Gender, Sexuality, Race, Surveillance, Political Economy


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