Nicholas Baer

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, “Absolute Relativity: Weimar Cinema and the Crisis of Historicism,” focuses on the intersection between film and the philosophy of history in interwar Germany. Baer’s writings on German, American, and Israeli cinema have appeared most recently in Mobile Narratives: Travel, Migration, and Transculturation (Routledge, 2013), the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (2013), 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 doctoral research has been supported with grants from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation,Leo Baeck Institute/Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Max Kade Foundation, Phi Beta Kappa Society, and UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies. During the 2013/14 academic year, Baer will be a DAAD Fellow at the Free University of Berlin’s Seminar for Film Studies.