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Dr Matthew Jones

Research Associate: 'Cultural Memory and British Cinema-Going of the 1960s' 

Office: 206, 24 Gordon Sq
External phone: 020 7679 7960
Internal phone: 37960
E-mail: matthew.w.jones@ucl.ac.uk



Dr Matthew Jones joined the History Department in January 2013, working as Research Associate on the AHRC project 'Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s,' directed by Melvyn Stokes. Matthew is a specialist on mid-twentieth century British cinema and audiences. His MA dissertation at the University of Manchester investigated gendered audience responses to contemporary genre television, using interviews and questionnaire responses. For three years, he subsequently taught a training course for MA students wishing to use questionnaires and interviews in their own research. Matthew also used oral history and ethnographic techniques in his Ph.D. thesis (also at Manchester) on the reception of science fiction cinema in Britain during the 1950s. In this, he dissented from U.S.-based assumptions about the meaning and reception of science fiction films, most of which revolved around Cold War-based paradigms, to argue that such films were received and constructed differently in Britain. During his time in Manchester, Matthew also organised a programme of lectures and film screenings in association with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre.

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