Prof Lee Grieveson
Professor of Media History
Faculty of Arts & Humanities
- Joined UCL
- 1st Sep 2004
Lee Grieveson is Professor of Media History at University College London. He has taught previously at the University of Exeter, at King’s College, London, and as a Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard University. Grieveson works on cinema/media and political economy. His book Cinema and the Wealth of Nations: Media, Capital, and the Liberal World System (University of California Press, 2018) examines the way cinema was utilized by states and corporations to facilitate the establishment of a transnational liberal political economy in the interwar years of the twentieth century. The book was supported by Fellowships from the Leverhulme Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council and it is the recipient both of the Limina Award for Best International Cinema Studies Book and the British Association of Film and Television Studies Award of Best Monograph. Grieveson was co-principal investigator, with Colin MacCabe, of a major UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project entitled "Colonial Cinema: Moving Images of the British Empire," a project which both aimed to digitally archive British colonial cinema spanning the twentieth- century and to organize scholarly gatherings to investigate these materials. The details of this can be seen at www.colonialfilm.org.uk. Grieveson is author of Policing Cinema: Movies and Censorship in Early Twentieth Century America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004, a finalist in the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award in 2005), and co-editor of seven volumes: The Silent Cinema Reader (London: Routledge, 2004), with Peter Kramer; Mob Culture: Hidden Histories of the American Gangster Film (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2005), with Peter Stanfield and Esther Sonnet; Inventing Film Studies (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2008), with Haidee Wasson; Using Moving Image Archives (Scope e-book, 2010), with Nandana Bose; Empire and Film (London: British Film Institute, 2011), with Colin MacCabe; Film and the End of Empire (London: BFI, 2011), also with Colin MacCabe; and Cinema’s Military Industrial Complex (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018), with Haidee Wasson. He is the author of numerous essays on aspects of cinema and media history, including “Fighting films: race, morality, and the governing of cinema” (Cinema Journal, 38:1 (Fall 1998)), which was awarded the Society for Cinema Studies Katherine Singer Kovacs Essay Award in 1999 for outstanding essay in English language media studies; and “The Work of Film in the Age of Fordist Mechanization” (Cinema Journal, 51: 3 (Spring 2012), 25-51), which was the winner of the British Association of Film and Television Studies best article in a refereed journal award in 2013. Grieveson is on the editorial boards of Screen and Film Studies, the British Film Institute Film Classics series, and Bloomsbury Screen Studies; he is co-editor, with Haidee Wasson, of the Cultural Histories of Cinema book series with the British Film Institute.
- University of Kent
- Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy |
- University of East Anglia
- Other higher degree, Master of Arts |
- University of Sussex
- First Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) |
Lee Grieveson is Professor of Media History at University College London. He has taught previously at the University of Exeter, at King’s College, London, and as a Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard University.