Meet Clifford Anderson!
Clifford B. Anderson is Associate University Librarian for Research and Digital Strategy at the Vanderbilt University Library. He has a secondary appointment as Professor of Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Science at Vanderbilt University and is affiliated faculty in the Comparative Media Analysis and Practice Joint-Ph.D. program. From 2018 to 2020, he was also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Kenyon College, a M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, a Th.M. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a M.S.L.I.S. from the Pratt Institute. Among other publications, he is the author of two recent articles on deepfakes: “A New Hermeneutics of Suspicion? The Challenge of deepfakes to Theological Epistemology” (2019) and “Empathy in an Age of Deepfakes” (2021).