PhD Candidate in History
University of Toronto

Juan Carlos

Mezo González


I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of History and in the Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, where I am also a course instructor and teaching assistant. My research and teaching focus on Latin American, indigenous, and colonial history and on gay liberation in North America. My current project examines how print and visual culture shaped the formation of transnational gay networks, communities, and identities across North America through the 1971-1994 period. My research has received funding from the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Aside from history, I am passionate about literature, archaeology, and the study of comparative religion.




M.A., History, University of Toronto (2016)

Licenciatura en Historia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (2014). Awarded the Gabino Barreda Medal.

CEAL Visiting Student, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2013)


Course Instructor (University of Toronto)

  • Revolutions and Nations in Latin America  

  • Latin America: The National Period 

Teaching Assistant (University of Toronto)

  • Latin America: The Colonial Period

  • Latin America: The National Period

  • Gender and Sexuality in the US 1945-Present

  • Indigenous and Early Colonial Caribbean History

  • Gender, Race, and Science

  • American History since 1607

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