Race, Class & Gender Specialist
Dr. Christopher Bell is as an Assistant Professor of Media Studies and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He earned a Bachelors degree in Social Science from the University of Northern Colorado, a Masters in Television, Film and New Media Production from San Diego State University, and a Ph.D. in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder.
He specializes in the study of popular culture, focusing on the ways in which race, class and gender intersect in different forms of media. Dr. Bell is a highly trained and dynamic speaker with a gift for connecting with students. His vast and authentic knowledge of popular culture combines with his years of study in the areas of media effects and textual analysis to create a unique blend of information and delivery that speaks to the hearts of academics and non-academics alike.
At UCCS, he teaches both theory and methodology courses in critical analysis of popular culture, rhetorical theory, representation theory and mass media. Dr. Bell’s academic books include American Idolatry: Celebrity, Commodity and Reality Television (McFarland 2010),Hermione Granger Saves the World! (McFarland 2012), Legilimens! Perspectives in Harry Potter Studies (Cambridge Scholars 2013), From Here to Hogwarts (McFarland 2015), and Wizards vs. Muggles (McFarland 2016).
For over ten years, Dr. Bell has been a featured professional speaker on a variety of college campuses, both large and small, nationally touring on issues of race, class and gender in the media. In what little spare time is left over, Dr. Bell is the author of the children’s books Do Not Open the Door! and Do Not Look Under the Rug!, a competitive gamer, competing on regional and international circuits, and travels with his wife and daughter.
To learn more about Dr. Bell,
please contact (303) 478-6652 or email.