Dr. Nathaniel H. Kohn

Academic Associate Director Peabody Awards, Professor, Entertainment & Media Studies

About: Dr. Kohn teaches screenwriting, producing for film/television, and qualitative methods; directs the Cannes Film Festival Study Abroad Program; associate directs The Peabody Awards; and produces film/television programs.

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Ph.D., Communication, University of Illinois, May 1995
M.S., Radio/TV, University of Illinois
A.B., English Composition/Literature, University of Illinois

Research Interests and Activities

His scholarly interest include qualitative methodology, celebrity, writing for the screen, autobiography, new technologies and critical tourism as viewed through the interpretive prisms of cultural studies, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and the new ethnography.

Teaching Specialties

Dr. Kohn teaches courses in writing for the electronic media and cultural studies.


For 15 years, he worked as a writer and producer of independent theatrical feature films and television programming in Europe, Africa, and Hollywood. His most notable producing credit is “Zulu Dawn” starring Burt Lancaster and Peter O’Toole.

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Nate Kohn serves as organizer and panelist for inaugural Roger Ebert Symposium

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Inaugural class of MFA students graduate from Grady College

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