CPRC Seminar - September 14

Columbia Population Research Center

is pleased to invite you to: 

“Rethinking Sexual Migration: Shifting Sexualities and Health Implications"

presented by Héctor G. Carrillo

Professor of Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies, Northwestern University

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Room 1109

Columbia University School of Social Work

1255 Amsterdam Avenue

Videoconference is available at:

Mailman School of Public Health

722 West 168th Street


Registration required at https://cupop.formstack.com/forms/rsvp

Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to attend at the School of Social Work.



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 a 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. His new book, Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men, will be published by the University of Chicago Press this November. He also conducts research about the sexualities and sexual health of heterosexually-identified men who are sexually interested in both women and men. 

For additional information regarding the Fall 2017 CPRC Seminar Series please visit: http://cupop.columbia.edu/events/seminar-series/cprc-seminars