Teaching Fellow: Film, Media & American Studies, University of Bath

Dr Matthew Alford's PhD applied Ed Herman and Noam Chomsky's Propaganda Model to the contemporary Hollywood film industry.

Prior to arriving at the University of Bath, Matthew attained a Masters with distinction at the University of Birmingham. He continues to undertake teaching and guest lecturing at Birmingham - as well as at the University of Bristol.

Dr Alford's documentary about of his research, 'The Writer with No Hands' was premiered in 2014 at Hot Docs, Toronto, and won runner-up at the Ammar Popular Film Festival, Tehran. Alford wrote a book-of-the-film and the final cut became available in 2017 on iTunes and Amazon.

His latest book is 'National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood'.

Research interests
Noam Chomsky's political thought
Film, Media & American Studies
Meta-analysis of conspiracy theory


  • –present
    Teaching Fellow, Propaganda theory, University of Bath


  • 2008 
    University of Bath, PhD/ Propaganda theory