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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Media, Film & Journalism Studies

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Faculty & Staff

Curtis Coats, PhD

Curtis CoatsOffice Location: Media, Film & Journalism Studies Building, Room 103A


About: Dr. Curtis Coats has taught media studies in higher education since 2009. His research explores intersections among U.S. media and religions, and, most recently, has focused on Protestant influences on Hollywood films. Dr. Coats has co-authored two books, and his scholarly work now takes form in visual storytelling.

Office Hours, Fall Quarter 2020: 

  • For MFJS 2000 Film Criticism students: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • For MFJS 3215 Field Production & Editing students: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
  • Or by appointment. 

Email for the Zoom link. 

Selected Classes: 

  • MFJS 2000: Introduction to Film Criticism


  • PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • MA, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • BA, University of Arkansas

Selected Publications:

  • Hoover, Stewart M. and Coats, Curtis D. (2016). Does God Make the Man?: Media, Religion, and the crisis of masculinity. NYU Press: New York
  • Coats, Curtis D., & Emerich, Monica M. (Eds.). (2015). Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age. Bloomsbury Publishing: London

Find out more about Dr. Coats from his Faculty Spotlight article, featured in the Fall 2019 issue of the MFJS Newsletter: Faculty Spotlight: MFJS Welcomes Three New Professors.