My name is Zack Furness and I am Associate Professor of Communications and the Communications Program Coordinator at Penn State University’s Greater Allegheny campus. I’m the author of One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility (Temple University Press, 2010), editor of Punkademics (Minor Compositions & Autonomedia, 2012), co-editor of The NFL: Critical and Cultural Perspectives (Temple University Press, 2014), and I have written for a number of books, journals, political rags, websites and magazines including Punk Planet, Bitch Magazine, and Souciant. I was also a longtime editor and contributor to Bad Subjects, one of the pioneering publications on the Internet.
I’ve performed in punk bands and other musical projects since 1997, most recently in BARONS, and played over 200 shows 39 US states (and a festival in Montreal). I’m a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, which is my hometown and also the city where I earned my graduate degrees.
Links to my various publications and courses are accessible through the menu above, and an updated copy of my full academic CV/Resume can be downloaded here, for anyone who’s interested.
If you want to get in touch with me, you can either send an email to zackfurness [at] gmail [dot] com, or hit me up on social media (linked in the menu on your right, under “Connect”). Alternatively, you can send letters, packages, presents, and mail art to my work address:
Dr. Zack Furness
Associate Professor of Communications
Penn State University, Greater Allegheny
4000 University Drive
McKeesport, PA 15132
UPDATE: I will be on sabbatical during the 2018-2019 academic year in order to focus on my research and writing, so please be patient if I am slow to respond.
-Zack (June, 2018)