Julio Capó Jr.

Cindy Seip

Julio Capó Jr. is the deputy director of Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab Department of History. He is a noted historian whose research and teaching interests especially include the United States’ relationship to the Caribbean and Latin America, and how gender and sexuality have historically intersected with constructions of ethnicity, race, class, nation, age, and ability. His first book, Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940 (UNC Press, 2017), highlights how transnational forces – including (im)migration, trade, and tourism – to and from the Caribbean shaped Miami’s queer past.