Christopher Boulton


(813) 257-3425



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

CA 102

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:

World Cinema
Digital Citizenship
Media and Society
Television Criticism
UTTV Student Television
Intro to Visual Storytelling
Communication and Cultural Studies
Social Justice Documentary Abroad

Career Specialties:

Christopher Boulton's research uses qualitative methods to analyze media at the level of text, audience and industry in order to critique the intersections of identity and inequality. His writings appear in Howard Journal of Communications, tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, International Journal of Communication, Advertising & Society Review, Communication Review, Journal of Media Literacy Education, Debates for the Digital Age, Media Education for a Digital Generation, and The Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture. To access Boulton’s journal articles, book chapters, and video essays, please see his selected works digital repository.

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. He co-wrote and co-produced Not Just a Game: Power, Politics, & American Sports and has taken students to make documentaries in Ecuador, Morocco and Thailand.

Honors and Awards:

Boulton's first solo-directed feature Life After Life, a documentary about art, aging and ability, premiered at the 21st Sarasota Film Festival, and his short film Power Trip, a nostalgic voyage through space and time, won the art category at the 6th RATMA International Film Festival in Keighley, England, and screened at the 32nd Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media in Stuttgart, Germany, and the 22nd Revelation Film Festival in Perth, Australia.

For more on Boulton’s research, travel courses, and film and TV work, please see his online portfolio.