Daniel Makagon received his PhD from the University of South Florida. Makagon's teaching and research interests are in urban communication, ethnography, cultural studies, documentary, and community.
He is author of Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square (University of Minnesota Press, 2004) and co-author with Mark Neumann of Recording Culture: Audio Documentary and the Ethnographic Experience (Sage, 2008).
Makagon has also published articles on guerrilla art, democracy and urban life in Southern Communication Journal, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Text & Performance Quarterly, and Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. He is editor of a special issue of Liminalities, on "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 Internet.
"Underground from a Basement: DIY Music, Chicago-Style" (DePaul University)
College of Communication Excellence in Teaching Award (2014)