Nathaniel Bell

Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, School of Visual and Performing Arts
Phone: (626) 815-3848
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Biography

Nate Bell was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. After graduating magna cum laude from Biola University in 2005, he spent time as a freelance film critic, serving as entertainment correspondent for the Los Angeles Daily News and writing a featured column for the faith and culture website, ConversantLife.com. He currently writes for L.A. Weekly.

Bell attended Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, where he was honored with a Cecil Award for Outstanding Film Scholar of the Year. He graduated with an M.A. in 2013. A film buff of the old school, his favorite subjects include Orson Welles, screwball comedy, and the horror film. He lives in Whittier with his wife and two sons.

Education

  • B.A., Cinema and Media Arts, Biola University
  • M.A., Film Studies, Chapman University

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of Music and the Arts)
    • Department of Cinematic Arts

Expertise

  • Film aesthetics
  • Film criticism
  • Film history

Courses Taught

  • CINE 101 – Christianity and the Creative Process
  • CINE 275 – History of Television and Digital Media
  • CINE 285 – History of Film
  • CINE 341 – Media Criticism and Theory
  • CINE 351 – Film and Social Issues
  • CINE 451 – World Cinema
  • CINE 481 – Contemporary Auteurs