(Ph.D. 2001, University of South Florida)
College of Communication
Professor Makagon's teaching and research interests are in urban communication, ethnography, documentary, cultural studies, media criticism, and community. His book, Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square, was published with University of Minnesota Press in 2004 (paperback 2007). He is also co-author with Mark Neumann of Recording Culture: Audio Documentary and the Ethnographic Experience. Makagon's published articles on guerrilla art, cultural disruption, democracy, and urban life have appeared in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Text & Performance Quarterly Journal of Communication Inquiry, and Southern Communication Journal. He has won publication awards from the Urban Communication Foundation, NCA's Ethnography Divsion, and NCA's Critical/Cultural Studies Division. Makagon is also editor of a special issue of Liminalities on The City and co-editor with Michael LeVan of a special issue of Text & Performance Quarterly on the seven deadly sins. His audio documentaries have been broadcast on public radio and on the DocumentaryWorks.