- film studies
- television studies
- cultural and national identity
- indie cinema
My background is primarily film studies and English literature. To date my research has looked at American indie cinema, with a focus on the use of irony in relation to national and cultural identity. I have also taught and researched television studies. My current research looks at post-reunification Berlin screen cultures.
- Dean's commendation for course teaching excellence 'Hollywood: Art, Industry, Entertainment' (Head Tutor), University of Sydney (2018)
- Official Teaching Commendations, University of Sydney (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
- Dean's Citation for Excellence in Tutorials, FASS, University of Sydney (2015)
Australian American Association ANZASA Scholarship (2012)
US Embassy Australian American Association Conference Scholarship (2012)
Education and Positions held
- Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oslo (2019-2023)
- Sessional lecturer and tutor, University of Sydney, Australia (2013–2018)
- Sessional lecturer and course coordinator, University of Newcastle, Australia (2012 - 2019)
- PhD candidate, University of Sydney, Australia (2011–2016)
- Masters in English, University of Sydney, Australia (2010–2011)
- Wilkins, Kim (2019). These Violent Delights: Navigating Westworld as “Quality” Television, In Alex Goody & Antonia Mackay (ed.), Reading Westworld. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-030-14515-6. Chapter 2.
- Wilkins, Kim (2019). "You can be John Malkovich." Celebrity, Absurdity, and Convention in Being John Malkovich, In Kim Wilkins & Wyatt Moss-Wellington (ed.), ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781474447621. Chapter 4. s 67 - 85
- Wilkins, Kim & Moss-Wellington, Wyatt (2019). Jonze Between the Lines, In Kim Wilkins & Wyatt Moss-Wellington (ed.), ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781474447621. Introduction: Jonze Between the Lines. s 1 - 12
- Wilkins, Kim (2018). Assembled Worlds: Intertextuality and Sincerity in the films of Wes Anderson. Texas Studies in Literature and Language. ISSN 0040-4691. 60(2), s 151- 173
- Wilkins, Kim (2017). ‘I don’t know who I am most of the time’: Constructed Identity in Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There. Film Criticism. ISSN 0163-5069. 41(1) . doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/fc.13761232.0041.103
- Wilkins, Kim (2016). This, please, cannot be that’: The Constructed World of P.T. Anderson’s Magnolia. Sydney Studies in English. ISSN 0156-5419.
- Wilkins, Kim (2014). Cast of Characters: Wes Anderson and Pure Cinematic Characterization, In Kunze Peter (ed.), The Films of Wes Anderson: Critical Essays on an Indiewood Icon. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-349-48692-2. Chapter 2.
- Wilkins, Kim (2013). The Sounds of Silence: Hyper-Dialogue and American Eccentricity.. New Review of Film and Television Studies. ISSN 1740-0309.
- Wilkins, Kim (2019). American Eccentric Cinema. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781501336911. 224 s.
- Wilkins, Kim & Moss-Wellington, Wyatt (ed.) (2019). ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781474447621. 264 s.
- Wilkins, Kim (2019, 28. august). Interview about new book "American Eccentric Cinema". [TV]. TRT World.