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 Role of Artificial Intelligence in Interactive Fiction: The Case of The Sims", GAMECULTURES, International Conference at the Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, UK 29 June - 1 July, 2001.