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Dr Ruth Doughty

Dr Ruth Doughty

Telephone: 0151 231 4769


I joined Liverpool John Moores University in 2014 as Programme Leader in Film Studies. Prior to moving to Liverpool, I taught at Keele, Leicester and Bangor University before achieving a Senior Lectureship at Portsmouth University. In 2010, I co-founded the Intellect journal Transnational Cinemas to which over 53 Universities and 5 Film Institutes have subscribed around the world. My doctoral research explored the political and cultural implications of music in the films of Spike Lee.


2005, Keele University, United Kingdom, PhD

Academic appointments

Programme Leader - Film Studies, Film Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2014 - present


Internet publication

Doughty RJ. 2018. Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It takes aim at the ‘clown with the nuclear codes’

Doughty RJ. 2017. Spike Lee: Selling the Black Aesthetic. In Media Res: A Media Commons Project

Journal article

Doughty RJ. 2017. The Buppie and Authentic Blackness: Middle-class cultural producers in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled and HBO’s Treme Film International, 14 :125-140

Doughty RJ. 2012. Katrina’s City? New Orleans, Race, Myth, Forced Migration and Return Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture, 3 >DOI

Doughty RJ, Griffiths K. 2007. Racial Reflection: La Haine and the Art of Borrowing. Studies in European Cinema, 3 :117-127 >DOI

Doughty RJ. 2007. Manderlay: Lars von Trier’s Narrative of Passing New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 5 :153-161 >DOI


Doughty RJ, Shaw D. 2016. Teaching ‘the World’ Through Film Bennett B, Marciniak K. Teaching Transnational Cinema: Politics and Pedagogy Routledge. New York and Oxford 9781317401056

Doughty RJ. 2009. African American Film Sound: Scoring Blackness Continuum Companion to Sound in Film and the Visual Media :325-339 Continuum. London 9780826458247

Doughty RJ. bell hooks. Ness I, Cope Z. Encyclopaedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism. Palgrave MacMillan 978-0-230-39277-9


Doughty RJ, Etherington-Wright C. 2011. Understanding Film Theory Palgrave Macmillan. Basingstoke 9780230217102

Engagement & Impact

Editorial boards:

Transnational Cinemas Journal, Founding Editor of Routledge Peer Reviewed Journal (Formerly Published by Intellect),


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy,

Membership of professional bodies:

Member of MeCCSA (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association), Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA),,

Member of BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies), British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS),,

Teaching qualification:

PostGraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education