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
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 party 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.
Workshops Help Dean of the College Staff Improve Student Support
In his new role as Senior Associate Dean of the College for Professional Development, Pittman is using these decades of experience to help staff and administrators find ways to better relate to Vassar students and to their coworkers.
Micah Kenfield Named Vassar’s Sustainability Director
Vassar College has named Micah Kenfield, formerly Sustainability Programs Manager at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as its Director of Sustainability. Kenfield will start his new job July 22.
A Q & A with newly appointed Dean of the College Carlos Alamo-Pastrana
A year after being named Interim Dean of the College, Carlos Alamo-Pastrana talks about his goals as he assumes the post permanently.
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