Northwestern University

Fri 12:00 PM

The Pathways of Sexual Globalization: Interactions between North and South

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When: Friday, January 26, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Iszy Licht   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


How do sexual cultural practices and interpretations come to be transported across transnational borders? Based on findings from a study of Mexican gay immigrant men, this talk examines recent challenges to the notion that sexual globalization exclusively involves a unidirectional transfer from the United States to Mexico. Héctor Carrillo examines the contribution of Mexican immigrants to global sexualities, including the impact of Mexican sexual cultures in the United States.

Professor Carrillo has a joint appointment in Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies. He also serves as co-director of the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN), which promotes interdisciplinary research and education on sexuality and health in social context. He is the author of two books: The Night Is Young: Sexuality in Mexico in the Time of AIDS and Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men. His current research investigates the sexualities of straight-identified men who are sexually interested in both women and men, as part of a larger project on the paradoxes of sexual identity as a social construction.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Due to space constraints, we will not admit attendees once the space reaches capacity.

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