Dept. of Writing and Communication
- Ph.D. Florida State University
- M.A. Florida State University
- B.A. Boston College
Stephen P. Andon, Ph.D., researches a wide array of topics dealing with sport, including the nostalgic influences of media sport, sport and social media, and the development of sports fan cultures. Specifically, his writing includes pieces on the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic, the trend of throwback uniforms in Major League Baseball, and supporters’ culture in professional soccer.
Dr. Andon’s work has appeared in a number of edited anthologies, including American History through American Sports and the Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing. It has also been published in academic journals the International Journal of Sports Communication and NINE: A Journal of Baseball and Culture while he has served as a reviewer for the Sociology of Sport Journal and the International Journal of Communication and Sport. As a result, his writing has been cited in outlets ranging from the Los Angeles Times to the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication and the Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies journal. His speaking engagements include over a dozen conference presentations and a guest lecture at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication.
Areas of Academic Focus
- sport and media
- material and visual rhetoric
- fandom studies
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