Matthieu Dalle holds a PhD in French Culture and Civilization from The Pennsylvania State University and a Maîtrise and a Licence in Journalism from CELSA, the Communication and Journalism school at Université de la Sorbonne-Paris IV. His scholarly interests include French media, contemporary French popular culture and cultural history, and post-World War II French cinema. He has published articles on the French radios libres movement, bande dessinée, French popular music, etc. His current research project is on the representations of French society malaise in films of the 1970s.
At the University of Louisville, he served as Director of Graduate Studies in French from 2010 to 2016, supervising research projects on French journalistic practices, women in Jean Renoir's cinema, Francophone African theater, etc. He has developed and taught graduate seminars on French film, media, and popular culture; and his undergraduate offerings include French Civilization, Contemporary France, Reading in French, French Cinema, and French for the Workplace.