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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

Phone: TBD

Email:  [email protected] 

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, Winter Quarter 2020: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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