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N.W. Baer, PhD

Assistant Professor of Film Studies
N.W. Baer, PhD


  • 2020–present: Assistant Professor of Film Studies, Department of Arts, Culture, and Media, University of Groningen
  • 2017–19: Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows, The University of Chicago
  • 2016–17: Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies and Philosophy, State University of New York at Purchase


  • 2015: Ph.D. in Film and Media with Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, University of California, Berkeley
    • Dissertation Committee: Anton Kaes, Martin Jay, Linda Williams
  • 2010: M.A. in Rhetoric/Film Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2007: B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies with General and Special Honors, The University of Chicago
    • Thesis Advisor: Miriam Hansen


  • 2020: ZeMKI Visiting Research Fellowship, University of Bremen
  • 2019: Institute for Critical Social Inquiry Stipend, The New School
  • 2017–19: Harper-Schmidt Fellowship, University of Chicago Society of Fellows
  • 2017: Limina Award for the Best International Film Studies Book
  • 2017: Society for Cinema and Media Studies Award of Distinction for Best Edited Collection
  • 2017: New York State United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committee Professional Development Grant
  • 2016: Faculty Support Award, SUNY Purchase
  • 2016: Student Engagement Grant, SUNY Purchase
  • 2015: Karsten-Witte-Preis for best film essay of the year, Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft
  • 2015: DAAD Berkeley-Cologne Dissertation Research Award, Universität zu Köln
  • 2015: Society for Cinema and Media Studies Student Writing Award (3rd place)
  • 2014–15: Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, UC Berkeley
  • 2014: Anne and Benjamin Goor Prize in Jewish Studies, UC Berkeley
  • 2013–14: DAAD Graduate Research Fellowship, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2013: Phi Beta Kappa Fellowship Award, Alpha of California, UC Berkeley
  • 2013: Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Graduate Student Dissertation Fellowship, Institute for European Studies, UC Berkeley
  • 2012–13: Graduate Division Educational Allowance Top-Off, UC Berkeley
  • 2012–13: Leo Baeck Fellowship, Leo Baeck Institute/Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
  • 2012: Institute for European Studies and Center for German and European Studies Pre-dissertation Fellowship, UC Berkeley
  • 2012: Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies Pre-dissertation Fellowship in German History, Thyssen Foundation/UC San Diego
  • 2012: Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley
  • 2011: Graduate Division Conference Travel Grant, UC Berkeley
  • 2011: Max Kade Summer Grant, UC Berkeley
  • 2011: Society for Cinema and Media Studies Diversity Travel Grant
  • 2010: Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas Young Scholars Excellence Award
  • 2010: Department of German Summer Travel Grant, UC Berkeley
  • 2009–12: Regents Intern Fellowship for Graduate Study, UC Berkeley
  • 2009: Jewish Studies Departmental Award, UC Berkeley
  • 2008–09: Austrian-American Fulbright Commission Teaching Fellowship
  • 2007–08: Fulbright Research Grant, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2006: Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2006: Margaret McKenzie Travel Award in Germanic Studies, University of Chicago
  • 2006: Foreign Language Acquisition Grant, University of Chicago
  • 2005: Jeff Metcalf Fellowship, University of Chicago
  • 2005: David L. Fulton Prize, University of Chicago
  • 2004: Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Student Excellence Award, University of Chicago
  • 2003–07: University Visiting Committee Stipend, University of Chicago
  • 2003: National Merit Scholarship
Last modified:14 March 2020 3.32 p.m.

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Oude Boteringestraat 34
9712 GK Groningen
The Netherlands