This is a work in progress, it can't hold a candle to hugo-academic
You should first install Zola.
Once that's done, I suggest that you start by cloning the example site, with the zola-academic theme as a submodule:
git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/tforgione/zola-academic-example
Then, you should be able to go in the
zola-academic-example directory and run
to see if everything is working and have some fun.