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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

I teach contemporary German-language cultural studies. My research focuses on contemporary representations of social and political issues in literature and film.

A former Teaching Fellow at the University of Waterloo and Open Education Fellow at eCampusOntario, I conduct research and workshops on open and online education. I have won awards for my development of learner-centred online courses in cultural studies.


  • –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.