Jay McRoy (b. 1968) is a teacher, writer, and filmmaker. He is a Professor of English and Cinema Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Parkside.
Jay McRoy is the author of Nightmare Japan: Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema (Rodopi Press, 2007), as well as over 30 articles on world cinema and visual aesthetics. His is also the editor of Japanese Horror Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2005) and co-editor (with Richard Hand) of Monstrous Adaptations: Generic and Thematic Mutations in Horror Film (Manchester University Press, 2007). His current research interests include experimental cinema, digital aesthetics, and the intersections between trauma theory and representations of apocalypse in world cinema.