Brown Social Science Center, 315
DegreesUniversity of Iowa, Ph.D.
University of Iowa, M.A.
Gonzaga University, B.A.
ExpertiseAmerican Film 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||135b||Radio in American Culture|
|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. "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.