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