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Nicholas Baer


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Nicholas Baer is a PhD 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 relationship between film and the philosophy of history in interwar Germany. Together with Anton Kaes and Michael Cowan, he is also co-editing The Promise of Cinema: German Film Theory, 1907–1933, which is forthcoming with the University of California Press. Baer's research has been supported through yearlong fellowships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German-American Fulbright Commission, and the Leo Baeck Institute/Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. During the 2014/15 academic year, he is a visiting research fellow at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. For a list of his publications, please click here.