Born in 1943, Dayan is a Fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, and a Professor of Media Sociology at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. Professor Dayan’s main fields of research are film theory and media sociology. He studied at Stanford and in Paris, and has taught at Stanford, in Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and Oslo. He is a member of the American Film Institute and participates in the European Science Foundation program “Changing Media, Changing Europe.” Selected publications include “The Tutor-Code of Classical Cinema” (1974); Western graffiti: Jeux d’images et programmation du spectateur dans “La Chevauchèe fantastique” de John Ford(1983); Media Events: The Live Broadcasting of History (1992); La télévision cérémonielle: Anthropologie et histoire en direct (1996); À chacun son 11 septembre? (2002).