Joy C. Schaefer is an interdisciplinary film scholar and educator based in Brooklyn. She is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University (SBU), where she has designed and taught courses such as European Cinema: Crossing National Borders. She is completing her dissertation on transnationalism in Parisian banlieue cinema (films set in the suburbs, or ‘the projects’) and will defend her dissertation in July 2017. Joy is also an Instructor in the Communication & Media Studies Department at Fordham, where she has taught the university’s first Queer Studies in Film & TV course. She holds an M.A. in French Studies (NYU) and an Advanced Certificate in Women’s & Gender Studies (SBU), and she is the recipient of the Vivien Hartog Best Graduate Instructor Award for Women’s & Gender Studies (SBU, 2016). Joy’s work has been published in The Quarterly Review of Film and Video and Studies in European Cinema.