Jarrod Hayes is Professor of French Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His research is situated at the intersections of French postcolonial studies and queer theory. He is the author of Queer Nations: Marginal Sexualities in the Maghreb (Chicago, 2000), and his Queer Roots for the Diaspora, Ghosts in the Family Tree was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2016. He co-edited, with Margaret R. Higonnet and William J. Spurlin, Comparatively Queer: Interrogating Identities across Time and Cultures (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). His current project is titled Reading across the Color Line: Racialization in the French Americas, which seeks to foster dissonance between Anglo-American readers’ expectations and French representations of race as well as denaturalize race through readings of the cultural productions of French America.