Agustin Lao-Montes

Associate Professor

Agustin Lao-Montes has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the State University of New York–Binghamton. His fields of specialty include world-historical sociology and globalization, political sociology (especially social movements and the sociology of state and nationalism), social identities and social inequalities, sociology of race and ethnicity, urban sociology/community-university partnerships, African Diaspora and Latino Studies, sociology of culture and cultural studies, and contemporary theory and postcolonial critique.


Ph.D., Sociology, State University of New York–Binghamton, 2003

Post-Doc, Yale University, 2006-2007.

Research Areas

Historical Sociology; Critical Theory and Post/Decolonial Critique; Political Sociology; Sociology of Race & Ethnicity; Social Identities & Inequalities; Urban Sociology; African Diaspora & Latino Studies; Sociology of Culture & Cultural Studies

Selected Publications

Contrapunteos Diaspóricos: Cartografías Políticas de Nuestra Afroamérica. Universidad del Externado, Colombia, 2020.

Beyond  Civil Society: Activism, Participation and Prostest in Latin America. Co-editor with Sonia Alvarez, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Jeff Rubin and Millie Thayer. Duke University Press. 2017

Debates sobre Raza y Ciudadania en las Americas Negras. Co-editor with Claudia Mosquera and Cesar  Rodriguez Garavito. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2010.

Mambo Montage: The Latinization of New York CityCo-editor with Arlene Davila. Columbia University Press, 2001.

Pan-Africanist Trans-Americanism: DuBois in Latin  America and the Caribbean. Co-Ed with Juliana Goes and Jorge Daniel Vasquez. University of Massachusetts Press (projected 2020)

Diasporic Counterpointings: Political Cartographies in Our Afroamerica. (Book Momograph In Progress).

Afro-Latin American Feminisms at the Cutting Edge of Rising Political-Epistemic CurrentsMeridians, Vol 16, no 4, 2016.

Feminist Visions for Diasporic Bridge-Building” (with Mirangela Buggs) (2013= In Sonial Alvarez, Claudia Costa Lima,ed. Translocalities Feminist Politics of Translation in the Latin/a Americas. Duke University Press.

"Reconfigurations of Empire in a World-Hegemonic Transition: The 1898 Spanish-Cuban-American-Filipino War" in Morana, Mabel and Carlos Jauregui, ed. Revisiting the Colonial Question in Latin America. Iberoamericana Editorial Veurbert,2008. pp 209-240.

“Decolonial Moves:Trans-locating African Diaspora  Spaces” Cultural Studies, Vol. 21, No. 2-3, March/May 2007: 309-338