My name is Juan Carlos Mezo and I am a historian of sexuality and culture in the transnational Americas. I earned a PhD in History and Sexual Diversity Studies from the University of Toronto in 2022. My research and teaching focus on Mexican, Latin American, LGBTQ+, and Indigenous history. I have taught courses at the University of Toronto and at the University of Guelph. I am currently writing a book that examines the relationship between transnational gay liberation politics, print culture, and visuality across the Americas. My research has been supported by 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!



  • Ph.D., History, University of Toronto​, 2022

  • M.A., History, University of Toronto, 2016

  • Licenciatura en Historia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2014

      High Distinction, Awarded the Gabino Barreda Medal

  • Visiting Student, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2013