Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Manchester Metropolitan University
Website URL
Women scientists in cinema, post-classical Hollywood history; Hollywood history; civil rights, US History, gender, history of science
Additional Contact Information
UK-based, in Manchester near Media City UK.

Personal Info

About Me

Working predominately in the fields of film history and science communication. I am a film historian who researches cinema as a form/method of history with a specific focus on science and religion, and the representation of women scientists. I am specialist on the film PLANET OF THE APES as a primary source for understanding the attitudes to major social movements peaking in 1968.

Recent Publications

‘Evolution of the Planet of the Apes: Science, Religion, & 1960s Cinema’, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 28:2/3 (2017), 107-123. doi:10.3138/jrpc.28.2-3.3399

Kirby, David A., & Amy C. Chambers, ‘Playing God: Religious Influences on the Depictions of Science in Mainstream Movies’, in Brigitte Nerlich, et. al. (eds.), Science, Politics and the Dilemmas of Openness: Here Be Monsters (Manchester University Press, 2018), 278-302.

Chambers, Amy C., & Hannah J. Elizabeth, ‘It’s Grimm up North: Domestic Obscenity, Assimilation Anxiety, and Medical Salvation in BBC Three’s In the Flesh,’ in Ewa Hanna Mazierska (ed.), Heading North: The North of England in Film and Television (Palgrave, 2017), 193-211.

Chambers, Amy C., ‘‘Please be a Good Boy’: Challenging Perceptions of Paedophilia in Contemporary US Cinema,’ in Joel Gwynne (ed.), Transgression in Anglo-American Cinema: Gender, Sex and the Deviant Body (Columbia University Press, 2016), 131-146.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States, United Kingdom
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Public History, Science, Religion, Women