Brown Social Science Center, 315
DegreesUniversity of Iowa, Ph.D.
University of Iowa, M.A.
Gonzaga University, B.A.
ExpertiseAmerican media and culture.
ProfileA cultural historian with a special interest in Hollywood cinema, Thomas Doherty is a professor of American Studies and chair of the American Studies Program at Brandeis University. He is an associate editor for the film magazine Cineaste and film review editor for the Journal of American History. His most recent book is Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939, published in 2013 by Columbia University Press.
|AMST||35a||Hollywood and American Culture|
|AMST||100a||Classic Texts in American Culture Before 1900|
|AMST||100b||Twentieth-Century American Culture|
|AMST||115a||American Graphic: Comics, Graphic Novels, and Graphic Nonfiction|
|AMST||130b||Television and American Culture|
|AMST||131b||News on Screen|
|AMST||177b||True Crime and American Culture|
Awards and Honors
Edwin Smith Family Distingusihed Speaker Award from the Westfield Athenaeum (2010)
Boston Society of Film Critics Special Commendation for Hollywood's Censor (2008)
Fulbright Senior Specialist (Albania) (2006)
Academy Film Scholar (The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) (2003)
Fulbright Senior Specialists Grant (Universitiy of Waikato) (2003)
Theater Library Association Award for "excellence in writing about film and broadcasting" (2000 - 2001)
J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board travel grant (1996 - 1997)
Fellow, Directors Guild of America (1992 - 1993)
Fulbright Fellowship (Thomas Jefferson Chair in American Studies, The Netherlands) (1990 - 1991)
Fulbright Research Lectureship (South Korea) (1981 - 1982)
Doherty, Thomas. "Hollywood, Sex, Lies, and Glamour." Rev. of Black Sunset, by Clancy Seigel. Cineaste Spring 2017: 67-71.
Doherty, Thomas. "In the Age of Trump: A Look Back at How Hollywood Has Welcomed Immgirants." Hollywood Reporter (2017)
Doherty, Thomas. "American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood." Cineaste Winter 2015: 34-37.
Doherty, Thomas. "Endings: I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang." Sight and Sound August 2015: 37.
Doherty, Thomas. "Fifty Shades of Yellow: Cecil B. DeMille's Orientalism." Los Angeles Review of Books (2016)
Doherty, Thomas. "Film and trhe First Amendment." Rev. of Dirty Words and Filthy Pictures, by Jeremy Geltzer. Cineaste Summer 2016: 72-73.
Doherty, Thomas. "Forbidden Films: the Hidden Legacy of Nazi Films." The Tablet (2016)
Doherty, Thomas. "Norman Corwin and the Blacklist." Anatomy of Sound: Norman Corwin and Media Authorship. Ed. Neil Verma and Jacob Smith. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. 53-73..
Doherty, Thomas. "Remembering the Hollywood Mogul Who Rescured Hundreds of Jews." Hollywood Reporter (2016)
Doherty, Thomas. "To Late for Tears." Cineaste Fall 2016 (2016): 67.
Doherty, Thomas. "Bernard Natan’s Restoration." Chronicle of Higher Education June 6, 2014: B14-B16.
Doherty, Thomas. "The Birth of a Nation at 100." Hollywood Reporter, February 7, 2015.
Doherty, Thomas. "The Interview: Sony Surrender Joins Long Line of Studios Bowing to `Intimidation” Tactics." Hollywood Reporter December 21, 2015.
Doherty, Thomas. "The Israeli Boycott That Backfired." Los Angeles Times November 6, 2014.: A17.
Doherty, Thomas. "The Rise and Fall of Catholic Hollywood, or from the Production Code to The Da Vinci Code." Moralizing Cinema: Film, Catholicism, and Power. Ed. Daniel Biltereyst and Daniela Treveri Gennari, editors.. New York: Routledge, 2015. 49-65..
Doherty, Thomas. "The Serious, Somber, Boston Marathon Bombing Trial." Slate March 19, 2015.
Doherty, Thomas. "Bringing the Slave Narrative to Screen: Steve McQueen and John Ridley’s Searing Depiction of America’s `Peculiar Institution’." Cineaste Winter 2003: 4-8.
Doherty, Thomas. "Cameras Shooting in Battle: Five Auteurs and Their World War II Films." Rev. of Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War, by Mark Harris. New York Times March 13, 2014: C4.
Doherty, Thomas. "The Paratext's the Thing." Chronicle of Higher Education January 20, 2014: B13-B15.
Doherty, Thomas. "Storied TV: Cable Is the New Novel." Chronicle of Higehr Education B13-B15.
Doherty, Thomas. "The Two Kinds of People Who Watch Breaking Bad." Salon (2013)
Doherty, Thomas. Hollywood and Hitler. first ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.
Doherty, Thomas. Hollywood's Censor: Joseph I. Breen and the Production Code Administration. Columbia University Press, 2007.
Doherty, Thomas. Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture. Columbia University Press, 2003.
Doherty, Thomas. Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality and Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930-1934. Columbia University Press, 1999.
Doherty, Thomas. Projections of War: Hollywood, American Culture, and World War II. Columbia University Press, 1993.
Doherty, Thomas. Teenagers & Teenpics: The Juvenilization of American Movies in the 1950's. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1988.