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CAPS Town Hall presents: Héctor Carrillo, DrPH — Rethinking Sexual Migration: Shifting Sexualities and Health Implications

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June 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

How do migrants’ sexualities change as a result of their transnational relocation? Dr. Carrillo highlights the importance of considering the full arc of sexual migration, from the locations immigrants left behind in their home countries, to their paths of relocation, to their incorporation in new social and sexual contexts after migration. Based on findings from his book Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men, he shows that the changes those men experience in the United States reflect their diverse lives in Mexico before migration, which must be considered in analyzing and attending to their sexual health and HIV prevention needs after migration.

Héctor Carrillo is professor of Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University, where he also co-directs the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN). Dr. Carrillo is the author of the award-winning book The Night Is Young: Sexuality in Mexico in the Time of AIDS, and of Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men, both published by the University of Chicago Press. He currently conducts research on the paradoxes of the modern notion of sexual identity.


June 19
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Rochelle Blanco


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