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Hector Carrillo

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Co-Director, The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN)


Areas of Focus

  • Sexualities
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Health education and promotion
  • International migration
  • Genealogy


  • Sexual migration
  • LGBTQ migration
  • Sexual identities
  • Social aspects of health promotion and prevention
  • Amateur genealogy and family history


Carrillo has published two books:

  • "The Night is Young: Sexuality in Mexico in the Time of AIDS" (University of Chicago Press, 2002). Recipient of the Ruth Benedict Award from the American Anthropological Association.
  • "Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men" (University of Chicago Press, 2017). Recipient of the Distinguished Book Award, American Sociological Association (ASA), 2020. Recipient of the Thomas and Znaniecki Best Book Award, ASA Section on International Migration, 2019. Recipient of the ASA Section on the Sociology of Sex and Gender’s Distinguished Book Award, 2018. Recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship Book Award, ASA Section on Latina/o Sociology, 2018.

Carrillo also has been a Guggenheim Fellow, 2020-2021; an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellow, 2020-2021; and a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, 2012-2013.