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School of History

Tim Lindemann



For the past three years, I was a PhD student at the Queen Mary department of Film Studies. My PhD thesis, which was fully funded by university's research studentship, analysed representations of rural poverty in recent US indie cinema. I have recently completed my viva and will graduate in January 2023. Apart from teaching at the School of History, I am convening seminars in Film Studies and teach German language at the Language Centre. Before starting my PhD, I worked as a research assistant at the Deutsche Kinemathek in Berlin.


Research Interests:

US indie cinema, horror films, film geography, film and nationalism


2023 (forthcoming): New Rural Cinema: Landscape, Poverty, and Community in Recent US Indie Film
2022: Who the Earth Is for: Reframing Rural Landscapes as Collective Polities in Leave No Trace and Beasts of the Southern Wild, in: Screening the Crisis: US Cinema and Social Change in the Wake of the 2008 Crash (Bloomsbury)
2022: "Travelling the scenic landscape: Community, Nationalism and Precarity in Nomadland (2020)",
Empedocles - European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication

Public Engagement

2021 Introduction to screening of Goodbye, Lenin (2003), European Film Society (EFS), University for the Creative Arts
2015 Curation and introduction of the accompanying film season to the exhibition ‘Best Actress – Oscars, Roles and Images’, Bundesplatz-Kino/Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin

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