Zachary Blair is an anthropologist, researcher, writer, organizer, and academic.


He received his PhD in anthropology with a concentration in Gender and Women's Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago in December 2018. He has worked as a researcher, curriculum developer, university administrator, editor, and adjunct professor—as well as a number of odd jobs that are rather unremarkable. 

Zachary is currently working on a book entitled, Machine of Desire, based on his doctoral research on urban development and the gentrification of Boystown, Chicago's gay neighborhood. He is also working on a number of projects related to the political ecologies of development in Central Florida, specifically Orlando and Winter Park.