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Christopher Boulton


Christopher Boulton

Meet Christopher Boulton

Associate Professor, Communication

Education: 1996 Macalester College, B.A.
2007 University of Massachusetts - Amherst, M.A.
2012 University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: Studio Television I
Intro to Scriptwriting
Sound, Image and Motion
Mass Media and Society
Documentary Production
Social Justice Communication
(Travel Courses to Ecuador and Morocco)

Career Specialties: Christopher Boulton is both a veteran and critic of the creative industries. His research uses qualitative methods to analyze media at the level of text, audience and industry in order to explore the intersection of race and class in advertising and consumer culture. 

Professional and Community Activities: Boulton began his career at Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, then taught documentary film production in Ecuador before returning to write and produce for Travel Channel, CourtTV (now TruTV) and Discovery Channel. His latest film is a collaboration with the Media Education Foundation entitled Not Just a Game: Power, Politics, and American Sports. Boulton’s articles on race and advertising appear in Howard Journal of Communications, tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, International Journal of Communication and Advertising & Society Review. He has also written articles for The Communication Review, Journal of Media Literacy Education and contributed book chapters to Debates for the Digital Age, Media Education for a Digital Generation, New Views on Pornography and The Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture.