Tim Snelson graduated with a first class degree in Film and English Studies from UEA in 2004, and stayed on to study for an AHRC funded MA (2005) and PhD (2009) in Film Studies. From 2008 he was a lecturer in media and culture in the School of Political, Social and International Studies at UEA, before moving into his current role as lecturer in media history in the School of Film, Television and Media Studies in 2011.

Tim’s research addresses the relationships between media, cultural and social histories, focusing particularly on popular film and television genres, trends and cycles; cultural histories of cinema going; gender and popular media; youth culture and music-based youth subcultures; and the cultural politics of taste. He has published articles on media and cultural history in journals including Media History, Cultural Studies and the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, and in edited collections including Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies (Wiley-Blackwell: 2011) and Gendering the Recession: Media Culture in an Age of Austerity (Duke: 2014). He has a monograph titled Phantom Ladies: Hollywood Horror and the Home Front (Rutgers: 2015).

Tim is a trustee of Film Archives UK and member and regular contributor to the international research network of The History of Movie-going, Exhibition and Reception (HoMER). 

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