Email: nwbaer at berkeley dot edu
Research interests: Nicholas Baer is a Ph.D. candidate in Film & Media with a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory. His dissertation considers how German and Austrian films of the 1920s registered and responded to contemporaneous historical-philosophical debates. Baer’s broader interests include: theories of cinema, mass culture, and modernity; German, American, and Israeli film historiography; and the philosophy of history. Baer has contributed to the Pordenone Silent Film Festival Catalogue (La Cineteca del Friuli, 2012), The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film (2012), and the Directory of World Cinema: Germany (Intellect, 2012). His work is also forthcoming in Mobile Narratives: Travel, Migration, and Transculturation (Routledge, 2013), The Place of Politics in German Film (Berghahn, 2013), and A Companion to Fritz Lang (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), as well as in Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal and the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. Baer is a Leo Baeck Fellow during the 2012/13 academic year.