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Carlos Alamo-Pastrana Interim Dean of the College

Carlos Alamo-Pastrana’s teaching interests focus on comparative racial formations, Latino/a Studies, Afro-Latina/o intellectual history, popular culture, and prison studies. His most recent course offerings include “Introduction to Sociology,” “Imprisonment and the Prisoner,” “Latina/o Racial Formations” and “Racial Borderlands.” Dr. 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

Selected Publications