Carlos Alamo

Dean of the College and Professor of Sociology
Carlos Alamo wearing a black shirt and red patterned tie against a gray background.

Carlos Alamo-Pastrana joined the faculty in the Department of Sociology at Vassar in 2007 with expertise in Caribbean Studies and has developed courses on Race and Popular Culture, Latinx Studies, America in the World, and Racial Borderlands. Dean Alamo’s book The Seams of Empire: Connective Histories of Race and Radicalism in Puerto Rico and the United States was published in 2016.

BA, University of Colorado; MA, PhD, University of California-Santa Barbara
At Vassar since 2007


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Box 316
Email for appointment

Research and Academic Interests

Afro-Latina/i Intellectual History
Popular Culture
Prison Studies

Departments and Programs


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Selected Publications

In the Media

Interior of Chapel with the audience for Convocation

Convocation officially kicked off the academic year on August 31. The Convocation address, “How I Got Medieval: From First Gen to PhD,” was delivered by Professor of History Nancy Bisaha.


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