Hector Carrillo Professor of Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies

Héctor Carrillo is Professor of Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies. He received a doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley. His book, The Night Is Young: Sexuality in Mexico in the Time of AIDS (University of Chicago Press, 2002), analyzes urban sexual cultures and the implementation of HIV prevention programs in Guadalajara, Mexico. For this book, Prof. Carrillo received the Ruth Benedict Prize by the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists of the American Anthropological Association.

Most recently, Prof. Carrillo has studied the sexual migration of Mexican gay men to the United States. He is currently investigating the enabling and limiting aspects of the modern concept of sexual identity, specifically by examining the sexualities of men who do not fit neatly in the categories “straight,” “bi,” or “gay.”

Prof. Carrillo teaches courses on the sociology of sexuality and Latino culture and ethnicity. For Gender & Sexuality Studies, Prof. Carrillo teaches three undergraduate courses: “Sexuality & Society,” “Research Methods for Gender & Sexuality Studies,” and “Sexuality and Social Policy.” Prof. Carrillo also teaches a graduate seminar on the “Sociology of Sexuality.”

Selected Publications

Courses Taught


  • “Sexuality & Society”
  • "Sexuality and Public Policy"
  • "Research Methods for Gender & Sexuality Studies"


  • "Sociology of Sexuality"