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Christopher W Sims CV

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
Box 90802, Durham, NC 27708-0802
1317 W Pettigrew St, Durham, NC 27705
CV

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Artist Talk · 2022 Invited Talk Power Plant Gallery, Durham, NC
Artist Talk · 2022 Invited Talk American Studies, University of Passau, Germany
Artist Talk · 2022 Invited Talk Rubenstein Photography Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC
Artist Talk · 2022 Invited Talk Full Frame Theater, Durham, NC
Artist Talk · 2022 Invited Talk Regensburg European American Forum, University of Regensburg, Germany
Artist Talk · 2022 Invited Talk Power Plant Gallery, Durham, NC
Artist Talk · 2022 Invited Talk American Studies, University of Passau, Germany
Artist Talk · 2022 Invited Talk Rubenstein Photography Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC
Artist Talk · 2022 Invited Talk Full Frame Theater, Durham, NC
Artist Talk · 2022 Invited Talk Regensburg European American Forum, University of Regensburg, Germany
Artist Talk · 2021 Invited Talk Rubenstein Library, Duke University, Durham, NC
Artist Talk · 2020 Invited Talk Cary Photographic Artists, Cary, NC
Artist Talk · 2019 Invited Talk Łódź Photography Festival, Łódź, Poland
“Southbound: War and the Recreation of Culture” · 2019 Invited Talk Forum for Scholars and Publics, Duke University, Power Plant Gallery, Durham, NC

With Nadia El-Shaarawi and Maha Houssami

Artist Talk · 2019 Invited Talk Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication, New Delhi, India
Artist Talk - Regensburg European American Forum · 2019 Invited Talk University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Artist Talk - 8th Hamburg Photography Triennial · 2018 Invited Talk Hamburg, Germany
Artist Talk - “Beyond the Documentary” Conference · 2017 Invited Talk Organ Vida, Zagreb, Croatia
Artist Talk - Service-Learning Conference · 2016 Invited Talk Duke University, Durham, NC
Artist Talk - Studio-X Istanbul · 2015 Invited Talk Istanbul, Turkey
Artist Talk - AUMLAC Southern Studies Conference · 2015 Invited Talk Auburn University at Montgomery. Montgomery, AL
Artist Talk · 2015 Invited Talk Duke University Alumni Association, Havana, Cuba
Artist Talk · 2015 Invited Talk Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Reykjavik, Iceland
Artist Talk · 2015 Invited Talk Duke Conversations, Mebane, NC
Artist Talk · 2015 Invited Talk Davis Library, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC
Artist Talk · 2015 Invited Talk Friends of the Library, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC
Artist Talk - Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University · 2014 Invited Talk Providence, RI
Artist Talk - Alexandria Museum of Art · 2014 Invited Talk Alexandria, LA
Artist Talk - The Fine Art Museum · 2014 Invited Talk Western Carolina University. Cullowhee, NC
Screening of "Cruceros y Caminos" - North Carolina Statewide Folklife Festival · 2013 Other Carrboro, NC
Artist Talk - Sumter County Gallery of Art · 2013 Invited Talk Sumter, SC
Screening of "Inspired by Nature" - National Park Service 2013 Conference · 2013 Other National Park Service, Washington, DC
Screening of "Ghost Rookeries: Climate Change and the Adelie Penguin" - University College Dublin Science Expression Film Festival · 2013 Other National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland
Artist Talk - Frank Gallery · 2012 Invited Talk Chapel Hill, NC
Artist Talk - Southeast Museum of Photography · 2011 Invited Talk Daytona Beach, FL
Artist Talk - SF Camerawork · 2010 Invited Talk San Francisco, CA
Artist Talk - Swords to Ploughshares · 2010 Invited Talk San Francisco, CA
Artist Talk - FotoFest · 2010 Invited Talk Houston, TX
Artist Talk - Civilian Art Projects · 2009 Invited Talk Washington, DC
Artist Talk - Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art · 2009 Invited Talk Charleston, SC
Artist Talk - Houston Center for Photography · 2009 Invited Talk Houston, TX
Artist Talk - Georgia College and State University · 2009 Invited Talk Milledgeville, GA
Artist Talk - Civilian Art Projects · 2008 Invited Talk Washington, DC
Artist Talk - Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art · 2007 Invited Talk Winston-Salem, NC
Screening of " An Army, One by One" - Finalist, Moving Image Arts Festival · 2005 Other Center for the Study of the Public Domain, Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC
Artist Talk - Society for Photographic Education Southeast Conference · 2004 Invited Talk University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art. Athens, GA
Screening of "Cruceros y Caminos" - DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival · 2001 Other Durham, NC
Screening of "Cruceros y Caminos" · 1996 Interview Sampson Community College, Clinton, NC
Screening of "Cruceros y Caminos" · 1996 Other Duke University, Durham, NC

Service to the Profession


Editorial Team Advisor, “Photo Transfer in Cold War Europe” · 2016 Editorial Activities International Journal of History, Culture and Modernity,
Judge - Eastern/Central North Carolina Scholastic Art Awards · 2009 Committee Service
Durham Art Council Grant Selection Committee · 1999 Committee Service

Service to Duke


Judge, Duke University Employee Art Show (University) · 2013 Committee Service Duke University,
LINK Media Wall Exhibition Selection Committee (University) · 2009 - 2013 Committee Service Duke University,
Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program Selection Committee (University) · 2003 - 2019 Committee Service Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University,
CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography Review Committee (University) · 2003 - 2015 Committee Service Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University,
Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize Selection Committee (University) · 2003 - 2019 Committee Service Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University,
Judge, Duke University Employee Art Show (University) · 2013 Committee Service Duke University,
LINK Media Wall Exhibition Selection Committee (University) · 2009 - 2013 Committee Service Duke University,
Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program Selection Committee (University) · 2003 - 2019 Committee Service Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University,
CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography Review Committee (University) · 2003 - 2015 Committee Service Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University,
Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize Selection Committee (University) · 2003 - 2019 Committee Service Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University,
John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards Selection Committee (University) · 2003 - 2019 Committee Service Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University,
Freewater Productions Grant Selection Committee (University) · 1998 Committee Service Duke University,
Director, Duke University Documentary Film/Video Happening Organizing Committee (University) · 1996 - 1999 Committee Service Duke University,

Academic & Administrative Activities


2017, Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fall semester.

2016, Visiting Scientist (Summer). Centre for Contemporary History (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung). Potsdam, Germany.

2014–present, Undergraduate Education Director. Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC.

2013–2014, Web Production Director. Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC.

2013–present, Director of Video and Web Projects. E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, Durham, NC.

2011–present, Contributing Photographer / Interviewer. Guantánamo Public Memory Project, Columbia University, New York, NY.

2003–2013, Web Content Manager. Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC.

2002–2003, Art Director. Carolina Communicator. UNC–Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC.

1999–2001, Photo Archivist. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC.

1996–1999,  Exhibitions and Public Programs Coordinator. Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC.

1995, Documentary Coordinator. Student Action with Farmworkers, Durham, NC.

1994, Photographer/Public Relations Intern. Farmworkers’ Project, Benson, NC.