American Studies
American Studies

Kameron Dunn


Masters Student

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furry fandom, fan studies, Internet studies, digital ethnography, literary digital humanities, 20th century US cultural history, queer theory

Biography


Kameron Dunn (he/him/his) is a first-year Ph.D. student in the American Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin. His research looks at identity and community formation of queer online subcultures. Currently, he focuses on the furry fandom, a community of people with a shared love of anthropomorphic-animal aesthetics they express through visual art and role-play. His research merges literary, cultural-historical, ethnographic, social-psychological, and Digital Humanities methodologies to investigate questions of queerness, belonging, fetish interest, donation habits, cosplay, fanship, artistic self-expression, and cuteness among others. Kameron received a BA in English from Southeastern Oklahoma State University from his hometown in Durant, Oklahoma, and has a lasting obsession with the World’s Largest Peanut statue there. He recently bought a bicycle from Craigslist and is writing to his pen pal about what he discovers biking through East Austin.

Kameron also received the Critical Language Scholarship for Korean and studied in Busan, South Korea in the summer of 2019.

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