Macek gives talk and is featured analyst in timely video

Nov 03, 2014

Steve Macek, North Central College professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, spoke about film censorship at Think of the Children, an event held in September at the Hideout that featured books, songs and films that have been banned in Chicago. The program lineup also included a historian, comedian, artist and musicians who addressed the subject of banned and suppressed art.
In addition, a 2007 video that featured Macek has been re-released by Labor Beat and getting attention because of its relevance to recent events in Ferguson, Mo. In the video, titled “Demonizing the Inner City: Ideology and the Urban Poor,” Macek analyzes the hysteria over the central city and urban poor that permeated American politics and popular culture in the 1980s and ’90s.

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.