Join us on May 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation and reading with historian and educator, Julio Capó, Jr.
Julio will be in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O'Hanian about his book, Welcome to Fairyland, (UNC Press, 2017) as they discuss queer life in South Florida in the early part of the 20th century.
About the writer:
Julio Capó is a transnational historian whose research and teaching interests include modern U.S. history, especially the United States’s relationship to the Caribbean and Latin America. He addresses how gender and sexuality have historically intersected with constructions of ethnicity, race, class, nation, age, and ability. Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940 (UNC Press, 2017), has received six awards and honors, including the Charles S. Sydnor Award from the Southern Historical Association for the best book written on Southern history.
Julio is the recipient of the Audre Lorde Prize from the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History (2018, for “Sexual Connections”), the Carlton C. Qualey Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society (2011, for “Queering Mariel”), the Best Dissertation Award from the Urban History Association (2011), the UMass-Amherst College Outstanding Teaching Award (2016), and other honors. He was Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre (2017), a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University (2011-12), and currently serves as the co-chair of the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of American History.