Matthew Hays is a Montreal-based critic, author, and university and college instructor. His articles have appeared in a broad range of publications,
including The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vice, The Daily Beast, The Walrus, Maclean's, The Advocate,
The Toronto Star, Cineaste, Cineaction, Cinema Journal, and Xtra. His first book, The View from Here: Conversations with Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers (Arsenal Pulp Press), was cited by Quill & Quire as one of the best books of 2007 and won a 2008 Lambda Literary Award. He is the film instructor at Marianopolis College, and also teaches courses in journalism, communication studies, and film studies at Concordia University, where he received the Concordia Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence in 2007 and the President's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013.