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Carlos Alamo-Pastrana Dean of the College

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


Research and Academic Interests

  • Afro-Latina/i Intellectual History
  • Popular Culture
  • Prison Studies


  • AFRS/LALS/SOCI 381. Race and Popular Culture

Selected Publications

In the Media


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Photo: Roman Iwasiwka / Vassar College
Photo: Roman Iwasiwka / Vassar College