Richard Maltby is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law in addition to being Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Screen Studies. He moved to Flinders from the UK, where he established the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture at the University of Exeter, before becoming Research Professor in Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. Professor Maltby has co-convened three major international conferences on the history of Hollywood's audiences, and co-edited six books on the subject, the most recent being Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) and Cinema, Audiences and Modernity: New Perspectives on European Cinema History (Routledge, 2011). He is Series Editor of Exeter Studies in Film History, and the author of over 50 articles and essays. He is currently working on a history of regulation and the politics of Hollywood in the 1920s and 1930s.