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
Departments and Programs
- AFRS/LALS/SOCI 381. Race and Popular Culture
- Alamo-Pastrana, Carlos. The Seams of Empire: Connective Histories of Race and Radicalism in Puerto Rico and the United States. University Press of Florida, 2016.
In the Media
Families Weekend to Feature Live Concert and Haitian Art Sale
The Vassar Haiti Project’s annual art sale continues through October 7 and will run in conjunction with several other events during Families Weekend.
Vassar College implements safety, security protocols to protect students, staff returning for fall
Dean of the College Carlos Alamo-Pastrana talks to News12 Westchester about Vassar’s new safety protocols.
Adam Murphy ’10: Confronting a History of Racial Injustice
Adam Murphy ’10 says his Vassar education helped shape his career as a lawyer for legal icon Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative.
President Bradley Announces Plans for Bringing Students Back to Campus for Fall Semester
Vassar has developed a plan that will enable students to return to the campus for the fall semester, President Elizabeth Bradley announced.
Class of 2020 Will Have On-Campus Celebration
During her inaugural “Virtual Tea with PB” event, President Bradley announced that the college has made a commitment to the Class of 2020 to throw a big celebration on campus to celebrate their graduation as soon as it is safe to do so.
Vassar Students, Faculty, Administrators Brace for Some Big Changes
As the COVID-19 virus continued to change lives worldwide, Vassar’s Senior Officers were working with students, faculty, and administrators to prepare for the myriad changes triggered by the pandemic.
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