Urban and Suburban Studies

Macek presents paper on politics of film censorship in mid-1900s Chicago

Mar 25, 2013

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, presented a paper at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference held March 6-10 in Chicago.

Titled “The Politics of Film Censorship in Interwar Chicago,” his paper dealt with the controversy surrounding the banning of a number of anti-Nazi films by Chicago’s Film Censor Board in the years 1937 to 1940. His presentation was part of the Media Activism and Social Movements session March 6.

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies is the leading scholarly organization in the United States dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and related media through research and teaching grounded in the contemporary humanities tradition.

Macek has been a member of North Central’s faculty since 2002. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.