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. Joy has defended her dissertation entitled, “Cruel Paris: Transnational Feminist Approaches to Banlieue Cinema.” She 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.