Matthew Hays is a Montreal-based journalist, author and university instructor. His articles on pop culture and politics have appeared in a broad range of publications, including The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, The New York Times, Ha’aretz, The Daily Beast, Cineaste and VICE. He teaches courses in film studies, communication studies and journalism at Concordia University, where he won the 2013 President’s Award for Teaching Excellence. His book, The View from Here: Conversations with Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers (Arsenal Pulp), won a 2008 Lambda Award. He is the co-editor (with Thomas Waugh) of the Queer Film Classics book series. In 2008-09, he served as a programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).