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Dr Paul Moody

Dr Paul Moody
Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications

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Paul started working for the Sociology and Communications department in August 2014 as a Lecturer in Media and Communications. His overarching research interest is the way in which global cinema can be understood via social, political and historical forces, and as such, his work traverses the fields of film history, political communication and cultural imperialism.

He has published articles on subjects ranging from diversity and exclusion in the British film industry, through to the influence of the US state apparatus on Hollywood. He is also an active filmmaker, with his research outputs taking the form of both written articles and films.


Paul is module leader for CO1600: Media Production I: Non-Fiction; and CO2601: Media Production II: Fiction. He is also responsible for the practical dissertation for Media and and Sociology students. 

Newest selected publications

Moody, P. (2019) 'The US embassy-Hollywood complex: The Sony Pictures hack and 21st century media imperialism', in Mirrlees, T. and Boyd-Barrett, O. (eds.) Media Imperialism: Continuity and Change. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. , 1. pp. 137 - 146. ISBN 10: 1538121557. ISBN 13: 978-1538121559. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Moody, P. (2018) 'EMI Films and the Limits of British Cinema'. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 10: 3319948024 ISSN 13: 9783319948027 Open Access Link


Moody, P. (2017) 'The UK Film Council and the 'Cultural Diversity' Agenda'. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 14 (4). pp. 403 - 422. ISSN: 1743-4521 Open Access Link

Journal article

Moody, P. (2017) ''An Amuse-Bouche at Best': 360 Degree VR Storytelling in Full Perspective'. International Journal of e-Politics, 8 (3). pp. 42 - 50. ISSN: 1947-9131 Open Access Link

Journal article

Moody, P. (2017) 'Embassy cinema: What WikiLeaks reveals about US state support for Hollywood'. Media Culture and Society, 39 (7). pp. 1063 - 1077. ISSN: 1460-3675 Open Access Link

Journal article
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