Carlos Vargas-Ramos

Center for Puerto Rican Studies

Carlos Vargas-Ramos is a research associate at CENTRO, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, where he works on the impact of migration on Puerto Rican political behavior, political attitudes, and orientations.

A political scientist by training, he is co-editor, along with Anthony Stevens-Arroyo, of Blessing La Política: The Latino Religious Experience and Political Engagement in the United States, published by Praeger in 2012, as well as Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium, a volume co-edited with Edwin Meléndez, published by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies in 2014.

Vargos-Ramos is also an adjunct assistant professor in the department of political science at Columbia University where he teaches Latinos politics and American urban politics. His peer-reviewed articles include: ""Puerto Ricans: Citizens and Migrants— A Cautionary Tale"" appears in Identities: Global Studies in Identity and Power (2013), and ""Migrating race: migration and racial identification among Puerto Ricans,"" published in Ethnic and Racial Studies (2014).

Featured Work

Children Will Play Anywhere - U.S./Mexico Border Fence. CREDIT: <a href="">Romel Jacinto</a> <a href="">(CC)</a>

SEP 24, 2014 Article

The Central American Child Emigration Crisis: Facts, Figures, and Root Causes

Beginning in early 2014, news reports noted the rising number of unaccompanied minors attempting to cross the U.S. border with Mexico. Soon, it was described ...