Landon Palmer


(813) 257-3740



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

FO 105

Meet Landon Palmer

Professor of Instruction I, Communication

Education: 2007 University of Southern California, B.A.
2009 New York University, M.A.
2017 Indiana University-Bloomington, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: Media Writing
Visual Literacy
American Cinema
World Cinema
The Documentary Tradition
Survey of Independent Video and Film
Communication and Media Ethics
Communication Research Methods

Career Specialties: Landon Palmer specializes in research topics related to film, media and popular music, especially industrial and technological histories of stardom and film music/sound. His current research explores the convergence of the film and recording industries in relation to popular musicians’ onscreen identities and performances.

Professional and Community Activities:

Palmer has written articles for several academic journals including The Moving Image, Celebrity Studies, and Music, Sound, and the Moving Image (for which he now serves as a member of the editorial board) as well as various anthologies. He is the author of a forthcoming book titled Rock Star/Movie Star: Power and Performance in Cinematic Rock Stardom, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2020.

Honors and Awards: In 2017, Palmer was the recipient of a Research Fellowship at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives.