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Associate Professor. Cinema Arts, School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor

Kim Nelson is the Director of the Humanities Research Group, and an Associate Professor of Cinema Arts in the School of Creative Arts, at the University of Windsor in Canada. She holds a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Babelsberg in Germany. Her work has screened at international film festivals and on university campuses across Canada, the US, and Europe and has been broadcast nationally on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC), as well as online with KCET in the US. She has received the University of Windsor’s Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, in the Emerging category in 2014, and Mid-Career, in 2020. She has held fellowships with the Cinema Research Institute at New York University, 2015-2016, the Humanities Research Group, at the University of Windsor, 2013-2014, and the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, awarded by the German federal government) in Potsdam 2012-13. Her work has been supported by the Windsor Endowment of the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and she is the principal investigator on three current research projects funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In addition, she has funding from the Canadian Ministry of Heritage under their Initiative for Digital Citizen Research in support of Moving Histories: an International Symposium on Screened History scheduled for November 2022. Her creative focus is on documentary, and innovative film forms, such as expanded cinema and live documentary. She has performed live documentaries in the US and Canada.


  • –present
    Director, Associate Professor, University of Windsor


  • 2019 
    University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Potsdam, Germany, PhD Media Studies