Lucas Hilderbrand is associate professor of film and media studies and queer studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Paris Is Burning: A Queer Film Classic (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2013) and Inherent Vice: Bootleg Histories of Videotape and Copyright as well as numerous essays on queer media histories. He is currently researching a book on the history of gay bars in the US. He lives in Los Angeles.
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 Daily Beast, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, Vice, 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. Matthew is also co-editor (with Thomas Waugh) of the Queer Fi
Thomas Waugh is the award-winning author or co-author of numerous books, including five for Arsenal Pulp Press: Out/Lines, Lust Unearthed, Montreal Main: A Queer Film Classic (with Jason Garrison), Comin' At Ya! (with David L. Chapman) and Gay Art: A Historic Collection (with Felix Lance Falkon). His other books include Hard to Imagine, The Fruit Machine, and The Romance of Transgression. He teaches film studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, where he lives. He has published widely on political discourses and sexual representation in film and video, on lesbian and gay film and video, and has more recently undertaken interdisciplinary research and teaching on AIDS. He is also the founder and former coordinator of the Minor Programme in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality at Concordia. In addition to the titles below, Thomas is also co-editor (with Matthew Hays) of the