Lucas is a Ph.D. student in the History Department who writes on gender, sexuality, and neofascism in Europe. He focuses on French, British and especially the Italian homophile and liberation movements. He is interested in respectability politics in and beyond queer communities, masculinity, activism, faith, sex education, and psychoanalysis.
Prior to Columbia, Lucas received his B.A. from Princeton University in the History Department, with a focus on gender and sexuality in Puerto Rican, U.S, and Italian histories. He has been awarded fellowships from the Ford Foundation (pre-doctoral program), Mellon Mays (fellowship program), and the University of Notre Dame's Rome Seminar to do archival work in Italy and Britain. One of his translation works will appear in Figurative Fulminations: Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Writing on Art and Art History (forthcoming 2022, Verso).