Nicholas Baer


Nicholas Baer is a PhD candidate in Film & Media at the University of California, Berkeley, with a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory. Baer’s research has been supported through yearlong fellowships from the German-American Fulbright Commission and the Leo Baeck Institute/Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. During the 2013/14 academic year, he is a DAAD Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin


Absolute Relativity: Weimar Cinema and the Crisis of Historicism

His dissertation focuses on the intersection between film and the philosophy of history in interwar Germany.


Selected Publications:

“‘Can’t Films Be Therapeutic?’: Cinema, Psychoanalysis, and Zionism in Ari Folman’s Waltz With Bashir” in Mobile Narratives. Travel, Migration, and Transculturation. Ed. by E. Arapoglou, M. Fodor, and J. Nyman.

“Points of Entanglement: The Overdetermination of German Space and Identity in Lola + Bilidikid and Walk on Water” Transit 4.1 (2008).