Thursday, October 2, 2014, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Storrs Campus, Rainbow Center @ Student Union 403
Rainbow Center’s Out to Lunch Lecture Series continues the semester with a presentation by Julio Capó, Jr., entitled, “Queering U.S. Immigration History: The 1980 Mariel Boatlift.”
Using the 1980 Mariel boatlift as a case study, this presentation explores how queer sexualities have historically informed, altered, and challenged U.S. immigration policies.
Julio Capó, Jr. is assistant professor in the Department of History and the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research and teaching interests include transnational and inter-American history, with a focus on queer, sexuality, gender, Latina/o, and migration studies. Capó is completing his book on the history of queer Miami, which won the Urban History Association’s Best Dissertation Prize in 2012. His article, “Queering Mariel,” which appeared in the Summer 2010 issue of the Journal of American Ethnic History, received the Carlton C. Qualey Memorial Article Award.
submitted by community member Elise Dunham.