Nico Baumbach holds a Ph.D. in Literature from Duke University. His research and teaching focus on critical theory, film theory, documentary, and the intersection of aesthetic and political philosophy. His first book Cinema/Politics/Philosophy was published by Columbia University Press in 2019. He is currently working on a book titled The Anonymous Image.
Shareable Cinema: The Politics of Abbas Kiarostami / The Global Auteur: The Politics of Authorship in 21st Century Cinema, ed. Seung-Hoon Jeong and Jeremi Szaniawski, Bloomsbury, 2016.
Revisiting Postmodernism: An Interview with Fredric Jameson (with Damon Young and Genevieve Yue) / Social Text 127, Vol 34, No. 2, June 2016.
Introduction: For a Political Critique of Culture (with Damon Young and Genevieve Yue) / Social Text 127, Vol 34, No. 2, June 2016.
On Likeness / booklet essay, Like Someone in Love (Japan, d. Abbas Kiarostami), DVD and Bluray, Criterion Collection.
False Movements: Or, What Counts as Cinema for Deleuze? / Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture 36.1.
Philosophy’s Film: On Alain Badiou’s Cinema / Los Angeles Review of Books
What Does It Mean To Call Film an Art? / in Rancière and Film, ed. Paul Bowman, Edinburgh University Press
Act Now! Or, For an Untimely Eisenstein / in Sergei M. Eisenstein: Notes for a General History of Cinema, ed. Antonio Somaini and Naum Kleiman, Amsterdam University Press.
Rancière and the Persistence of Film Theory / in Critical Cinema: Beyond the Theory of Practice, ed. Clive Myer, Wallflower Press.
All That Heaven Allows: What is, or was, Cinephilia / Film Comment.
Rancière and the Fictional Capacity of Documentary / in New Review of Film and Television Studies, Vol. 8.1.
Nature Caught In The Act / Comparative Critical Studies, Vol. 6.3.