Kate with Robbie Graham

Topic: Hollywood’s UFO movie con­tent is shaped, as well the impact of these movies on pop­u­lar per­cep­tions of the UFO phenomenon.

Rob­bie Gra­ham is a doc­toral can­di­date at the Uni­ver­sity of Bris­tol for a PhD exam­in­ing Hollywood’s his­tor­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tions of UFOs and poten­tial extrater­res­trial life. As a free­lance writer and lec­turer his work empha­sizes the indus­trial, cul­tural and polit­i­cal processes by which Hollywood’s UFO movie con­tent is shaped, as well the impact of these movies on pop­u­lar per­cep­tions of the UFO phenomenon.

Rob­bie holds a Mas­ters degree with Dis­tinc­tion in Cin­ema Stud­ies from the Uni­ver­sity of Bris­tol and a First Class Hon­ours degree in Film, Tele­vi­sion and Radio Stud­ies from Stafford­shire Uni­ver­sity. He has broad­cast on BBC Radio, Coast to Coast AM and Canal+ TV. Robbie’s arti­cles have appeared in a vari­ety of pub­li­ca­tions includ­ing The Guardian, New States­man, Film­fax, Fortean Times, Adbusters and the peer-reviewed jour­nal of North Amer­i­can Stud­ies, 49th Parallel.

Rob­bie runs the pop­u­lar blog, Sil­ver Screen Saucers, which is ded­i­cated to news, com­men­tary and arti­cles on Hollywood’s UFO movies: http://silverscreensaucers.blogspot.com

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