Matthew Alford

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Dr. Matthew Alford FHEA is a teaching fellow whose research focuses on the relationship between entertainment, political power, and propaganda in the United States.

Feature Film

  • Matthew Alford and William Westaway, Untitled (2015)
  • Matthew Alford and William Westaway, The Writer With No Hands (2014).



  • Thomas Gane and Matthew Alford, A Propaganda Model for The Music Industry, forthcoming.
  • Morgana Pugh and Matthew Alford, Hollywood Representations of Russia 1991-present, in Terence McSweeny (2016) In the Shadow of 9/11": American Cinema in the 'War on Terror' Era, Edinburgh UP.
  • Matthew Alford, "The Political Impact of the Department of Defense on Hollywood Cinema", Quarterly Journal of Film and Video, 2015.
  • Matthew Alford, "The Propaganda Model: Universal Applicability Across Screen Entertainment Industries?" in Alison Edgley (ed.) Noam Chomsky: Critical Explorations in Contemporary Political Thought, Palgrave, 2015.
  • Tricia Jenkins and Matthew Alford, "Intelligence Activity in Hollywood: Remembering the 'Agency' in CIA", Scope: An Online Journal of Film and TV Studies, June 2012.
  • Matthew Alford, "Why Not a Propaganda Model for Hollywood?", in Philip Hammond (ed), Screens of Terror (Arima, 2011).
  • Robbie Graham and Matthew Alford, "A History of Government Management of UFO Perceptions Through Film and Television", 49th Parallel, Spring 2011.
  • Matthew Alford, "A Propaganda Model for Hollywood", Westminster Papers for Communication and Culture, Vol 6(2), 2009.
  • Matthew Alford, "A Propaganda Model for Hollywood? Representations of American foreign policy in contemporary films" PhD Thesis, University of Bath, 2008.

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