The 2018 Annual Forum “The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men: Shifting Sexualities and Health Implications”

Presented by the School of Social Service Administration and The STI and HIV Intervention Network (SHINE)

Héctor Carrillo, DrPH, Keynote Speaker
Professor of Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies;
Co-Director, The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN), Northwestern University

Jesus Hernandez-Burgos, MPH, DrPHc, Presenter
Vida/SIDA Program
The Puerto Rican Cultural Center

Monday, May 21, 2018
5:00 – 7:30 pm
Reception 5:00 – 5:30 pm
Program 5:30 – 7:30 pm

University of Chicago SSA Lobby
969 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Free and open to the public; Light reception; Seminary Co-op will sell books on-site; Professor Carrillo will be available to sign books.

1.5 CEUs (free with registration)

Click here to register.

Click here to link to the Livestream.
Livestream begins at 5:30 pm (CST).

Professor Carrillo will speak about his new book, Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men. He argues that in order to fully understand the sexual health and HIV prevention challenges that sexual migrants confront, it is necessary to pay close attention to the effects of the shifts in social and cultural context that they experience as a result of their transnational relocation.

Sponsors
UChicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture
The Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE)
The Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS)
Third Coast Center for AIDS Research

Biography
Héctor Carrillo is professor of Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University, where he also co-directs the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN). Professor 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.

More About His Book: 
Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men. In the book, the author argues that in order to fully understand the sexual health and HIV prevention challenges that sexual migrants confront, it is necessary to pay close attention to the effects of the shifts in social and cultural context that they experience as a result of their transnational relocation. He closely examine the dynamics of their sexual and romantic relations in the U.S., including how their sexual partners are sometimes supportive and other times become a source of oppression that generate vulnerabilities for gay immigrants. And discusses the ways in which urban LGBTQ communities seek (or not) to incorporate Latino immigrants, as well as the complications of participation in culturally-specific services vs. participation in mainstream LGBTQ communities. The book is primarily about sexual migration, the immigrants’ sexualities, and the shifts in sexualities that result from migration, but also argues that all those topics are essential for understanding the contextual and structural factors that may result in HIV risk (or alternatively in forms of collective empowerment and resiliency) in the process of immigrant incorporation.

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