Jarrod Hayes is Professor of French and Francophone Studies. His research focuses on the intersection between postcolonial studies and queer theory. His is the author of Queer Nations: Marginal Sexualities in the Maghreb (Chicago, 2000) and Queer Roots for the Diaspora: Ghosts in the Family Tree (Michigan, 2016). He co-edited Comparatively Queer: Interrogating Identities across Time and Cultures (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) with Margaret R. Higonnet and William J. Spurlin. He is currently working on a third book project, Reading across the Color Line: Racialization in the French Americas.