Jennifer Fay is Professor of Cinema & Media Arts and English at Vanderbilt University and co-editor of the Contemporary Film Directors series at University of Illinois Press. Fay's research focuses on transatlantic film and media theory, the relationship between media aesthetics and politics, environmental humanities, and comparative film histories. In her monograph Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene (2018), Fay outlines a theory of the Anthropocene as a constructed aesthetic experience. Her various publications include Theaters of Occupation: Hollywood and the Re-education of Postwar Germany (2008), Film Noir: Hard-Boiled Modernity and The Cultures of Globalization (co-edited with Justus Nieland, 2010), as well as her latest essay "Bankers Dream of Banking, or Against the Interpretation of Dreams" (published in Deep Meditations: Thinking Space in Cinema and Digital Cultures, eds. Karen Redrobe and Jeff Scheible, 2021). Fay's article "Must We Mean What We Film?: Stanley Cavell's Candid Camera" (in Discourse, Vol. 42.1-2, 2020) as well as her ongoing work on Hannah Arendt's and Cavell's reflections on (cinematic) thinking form the starting point for her current research project, which considers theories of sincerity in relation film and digital media theory.