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Core Faculty

Jennifer Fay

Chair, Cinema & Media Arts
Professor, Cinema & Media Arts and English
Graduate Faculty, German Studies
Coordinator, Film Theory and Visual Culture Seminar

Email: j.fay@vanderbilt.edu
Office: Buttrick 003B

Specializations:

  • Transatlantic Film and Media Theory
  • Media Aesthetics and Politics
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Comparative Film Histories

Jonathan Waters standing at a podium

Jonathan Waters

Associate Chair, Cinema & Media Arts
Curator, iLens
Principle Senior Lecturer, Cinema & Media Arts
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education

Email: j.waters@vanderbilt.edu
Office: Buttrick 003E

Specializations:

  • Production
  • Film
  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Screenwriting

Jonathan Rattner

Associate Professor, Cinema & Media Arts and Art
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Email: jonathan.l.rattner@vanderbilt.edu
Office: Buttrick 003D

Specializations:

  • Documentaries
  • 16mm
  • Art Cinema
  • Cinematography
  • Experimental Filmmaking

 

Mickey Casad

Senior Lecturer, Cinema & Media Arts
Executive Director, Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities

Email: m.casad@vanderbilt.edu
Office: Digital Humanities Center

Specializations:

  • Digital Humanities
  • Race, Gender, and Technology
  • Digital Archives
  • Cultural Memory
  • Posthumanism

Jay Clayton

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, English and Cinema & Media Arts
Director, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy

Email: jay.clayton@vanderbilt.edu
Office: Curb Center

Specializations:

  • Game Studies
  • Video Gaming
  • Transmedia
  • Remediation
  • Communication of Science

Iggy Cortez

Assistant Professor, Cinema & Media Arts and English

Email: cesar.ignacio.r.cortez@vanderbilt.edu
Office: Buttrick 003C

Specializations:

  • World Art Cinema
  • Digital Media Ecologies
  • Queer Theory
  • Comparative Critical Race Studies
  • American Independent Film

CARMINE GRIMALDI

Assistant Professor, Cinema & Media Arts

Email: carmine.grimaldi@vanderbilt.edu
Office: Buttrick 003A

Specializations:

  • Film Production
  • Documentary and Hybrid Cinema
  • Critical Media Practice
  • History of Media, Technology, and Science

Krista Knight

Writer in Residence, Cinema & Media Arts and Theatre

Email: krista.knight@vanderbilt.edu
Office: Neely 206

Specializations:

  • Playwriting and screenwriting
  • Stage and Screen
  • Storytelling
  • Media for Young Audiences
  • Machinima
  • Libretto
  • Virtual Reality

LUTZ KOEPNICK

Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor, German and Cinema & Media Arts
Department Chair, GREES

Email: lutz.koepnick@vanderbilt.edu
Office: Furman 121A

Specializations:

  • Media Art
  • Art Cinema
  • Sound and Video Installation Art
  • Aesthetic Theory
  • Media Theory
  • German Film History

Jim McFarland

Associate Professor, German and Cinema & Media Arts
Director of Undergraduate Studies, GREES

Email: james.mcfarland@vanderbilt.edu
Office: Furman 119

Specializations:

  • Idealist Philosophy
  • Nietzsche
  • Critical Theory
  • Film
  • Modernism

Andrea Mirabile

Associate Professor, Italian and Cinema & Media Arts

Email: andrea.mirabile@vanderbilt.edu
Office: Furman 224

Specializations:

  • Italian Cinema
  • French Cinema
  • Visual Theory
  • Word and Image
  • Ekphrasis

Claire Sisco King

Associate Professor, Communication Studies and Cinema & Media Arts
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Communication Studies

Email: claire.s.king@vanderbilt.edu
Office: 220L Edgehill

Specializations:

  • Critical Cultural Studies
  • Rhetoric
  • Intersectional Feminism
  • Celebrity
  • Trauma