James M. Skidmore

Director, Waterloo Centre for German Studies, University of Waterloo

Director of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies and Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of Waterloo; co-editor at kultur360.com.

I teach contemporary German-language cultural studies. My research focuses on contemporary representations of social and political issues in literature and film. I am also heavily involved in the development of learner-centred online cultural studies courses.


  • –present
    Director, Waterloo Centre for German Studies University of Waterloo, University of Waterloo
  • 2005–present
    Associate professor, University of Waterloo


  • 1993 
    Princeton University, PhD
  • 1990 
    Princeton University, MA
  • 1988 
    University of Saskatchewan, MA
  • 1984 
    University of Saskatchewan, BA High Hons.