Blaine Payer ’18 – Zombie film research and economic theory

Blaine Payer ’18 discusses his summer research, supported by the Veritas Research Fund, into the way zombie films reflect economic conditions. Under the guidance of Dr. Jeffrey Nicholas, associate professor of philosophy, Payer studied how zombies represent the socioeconomic conditions affecting prosperity in dozens of films — from 1931’s White Zombie to 2013’s World War Z. Payer also describes his extracurricular experiences, his post-college plans, and his reason for attending PC.