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Niklas Vollmer

Assistant Professor of Communication



Office:  835B, One Park Place


Phone:  (404) 413-5640

Fax:  (404) 413-5634




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Moving Image Studies (Ph.D.)

Film, Video, Digital (MA)

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Niklas S. Vollmer


Associate Professor



MFA University of California, San Diego,  BFA University of Arizona



Niklas Vollmer is an interdisciplinary artist and mediamaker who teaches film/video production and directs GSU's PERIPHERAL VISIONS <>, a new media research "hive" that employs innovative technological strategies to connect students, faculty and community collaborators on local, regional and global scales. His research and teaching interests include: experimental, avant-garde, and nonfiction theory and practice; community-based and subject participatory mediamaking; the essay film; video art; personal narrative and diary films; domestic ethnography, home movies and the representation of family; performance of masculinity; and the environmental documentary.

Niklas received an MFA in Visual Art from the University of California, San Diego, has been nominated for a Rockefeller Fellowship, and a recent documentary screened at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His experimental and documentary work has screened in the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, South America and Asia; and at AFI, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, California Museum of Photography, and the Directors Guild of Los Angeles. Recent honors include being chosen as a Documentary Expert (2009-10) and Filmmaker (2010) for the American Documentary Showcase, a program that brings recent American documentary films, filmmakers, and subject area specialists to audiences around the world via a cooperative grant by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State in collaboration with the International Documentary Association (IDA) and University Film & Video Association (UFVA).

Select distinctions include: Best Sports Documentary and the Original Vision Award at the International Documentary Challenge premiered at HOTDOCS, Experimental Faculty Juror Award from the University Film & Video Association, Best Short from United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival and 2nd Place Experimental at AFI's Vision of US Competition.
Niklas has served as a Board Member of the University Film & Video Association. Before academia, he was a Public Television editor.


Selected Courses Taught:


Film & Video


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Office:  835B One Park Place
Phone: (404)413-5640


           AMDOCS Showcase Expert/Filmmaker