Assistant Professor in US History, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Julio Capó was a visiting scholar at the US Studies Centre in 2017. He is an Assistant Professor in US History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Professor Capó’s research and teaching interests include modern US history and the world with an emphasis on the Caribbean and Latin America. His research and teaching address how gender and sexuality have historically intersected and coalesced with constructions of ethnicity, race, and class.
Professor Capó’s first book project, currently in progress, offers new interpretations of Latina/o, ethnic, race, migration, urban, gender, and queer history. It chronicles the complex ways queer individuals negotiated their own identities and space in the city of Miami from its incorporation in 1896 to the present.
This week, as President Trump comes out in support of a bill that seeks to halve legal immigration to the United States, his administration is emphasising the idea that Americans and their jobs...