The University of Texas at Austin Latino Research Initiative

About the Fellow: Víctor M. Macías-González

Contact

Email: vmacias-gonzalez@uwlax.edu

Biography

Víctor M. Macías-González is Professor of History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, where he is also Coordinator of Faculty Retention and Promotion for the College of Business Administration. A native of El Paso, Texas, Macías-González earned his doctorate in Latin American History from Texas Christian University (1999).  Macías-González is a specialist of Mexico’s long nineteenth century (1750–1930) with a focus on the history of gender and sexuality.

He coedited the first edited collection on the history of Mexican masculinity in 2012 and is presently completing a manuscript on the history of homosexuality in Greater Mexico ca. 1920–1970. Macías-González has published nearly two dozen articles and book chapters on manuals of etiquette, consumption, bathhouses, interior decoration, diplomacy, the Mexican colony in Paris, Mexicans in British boarding schools, and gay men’s domesticity.

Macías-González was the inaugural recipient of the LGBT Studies Research Fellowship from Yale University (2015) and has received national recognition for his work on inclusion and diversity, including the 2015 Equity Prize from the American Historical Association, the 2015 University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Diversity Award, and the 2013 Wisconsin Professor of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is a member of the governing board of the American Historical Association’s Committee on LGBT History (2018–20) and of the U.S. and Canada committee of the Reunión Internacional de Historiadores de México (2018–26). He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.