BioDr. Hector Valero graduated as a History Ph.D. in 2023. His research focuses on the intersection of the history of emotions, the history of homosexuality, and gender theory. In his dissertation project, entitled “Ubiquitous Emotions and the Construction of the Homosexual Subject During the Criminalization of Homosexual Sex in Urban Colombia, 1936-1980”, he explores how emotional utterances used in law, medicine, sensationalist journalism, and criminology helped to produce the new identity of the Colombian homosexual subject and fostered and legitimized a set of social relationships and knowledge in which these subjects were placed in inferior positions. Dr. Valero earned an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from FIU. He also earned an LL.M degree and his Law degree at Universidad Icesi in Colombia. In Colombia, Dr. Valero taught interdisciplinary undergraduate classes on Ethics, Constitutional Law, and sexual diversity. He currently supervises the History Writing Tutors at the FIU History Department.