Published: Nov. 7, 2019

Engineers, like everyone, are influenced by media messages every day. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with TED speaker, renowned media scholar and CU Boulder alumnus, Chris Bell, PhD and consider how media impacts your personal and professional life as an engineer working to address societal issues. Bell specializes in the study of popular culture, focusing on the ways in which race, class and gender intersect in different forms of children's media. He is a TED speaker, a diversity and inclusiveness consultant for Pixar Animation Studios, a 2017 David Letterman Award-winning media scholar, and the 2017 Denver Comic Con Popular Culture Educator of the Year. Recognized nationally for his expertise in the area of children's culture, he serves as the chair of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association's Harry Potter Studies division. To learn more, check out his TED Talk about female superheroes! Bell will be giving a guest lecture on Thursday, October 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in MATH 100.