Matt Alford is an author and stand-up. His doctoral outputs were on Noam Chomsky’s Propaganda Model. Subsequently, he examined two conspiracy theories – the alleged assassination of a maverick Hollywood screenwriter, then the role of the military-industrial complex in the entertainment industry – which entailed archival and interview-gathering trips to Los Angeles and Washington, DC. He co-produced and presented two feature-length documentaries based on this research, The Writer with No Hands (2014) and Theaters of War: How the Pentagon and CIA Took Hollywood (2022). In 2023, Matt spoke about Julian Assange’s legal case for the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights at the UN in Geneva, as well as at Speakers' Corner and TEDx.