Marc Francis is a lecturer in the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles). He recently received his PhD from the Department of Film and Digital Media at University of California, Santa Cruz. His work focuses on queer film and media and programming/curation. His essays have appeared in Camera Obscura, Jump Cut, and Film Quarterly. In addition to his text-based scholarship, he curates an LA-based film series called Wayward Cinema. He also serves as Assistant Editor for Film Quarterly.