Faculty Bio

Carlos Alamo-Pastrana

Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of College Courses

Carlos Alamo Pastrana is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Latin American and Latina/o Studies at Vassar College.  Dr. Alamo’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 is forthcoming from the University Press of Florida.