Alison McMahan has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines such as Filmmaker, Millimiter, American Cinematographer and The Independent. In addition she has written academic papers on the topics of film history, digital media, and virtual reality. Here is a selection.
"Eastern Westerns: Early French Constructions of American Identity" QRFV, Vol. 18 (3), 2001, pp. 295-303.
"The Quest for Motion: Moving Pictures and Flight" in Visual Delights: Essays on the Popular and Projected Image in the 19th Century, edited by Simon Popple and Vanessa Toulmin, Trowbridge, UK: Flicks Books, 2000, pp. 181-193.