Juan-Carlos Mezo is a PhD student in the Department of History and in the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. He holds an MA in History from the University of Toronto (2016), and an Honors BA in History from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (2014). His doctoral dissertation explores the publication and reception of gay newspapers and magazines published in Canada, US, and Mexico during the 1970s and 1980s. The project focuses mainly on the papers’ visual culture, tracing the relationship between sexual imagery, community-building, race, and class.
Juan Carlos has presented his work in both local and international conferences, most recently at the III Congreso Internacional sobre Estudios de Diversidad Sexual en Iberoamérica, held at the Universidad de Granada, Spain. He was a recipient of the C. P. Stacey Connaught Graduate Fellowship, awarded by the Department of History (2015), and is currently receiving funding from the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT).