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Sociology Faculty

Velez-Velez, Roberto

Ph.D. from SUNY-University at Albany in 2008

Assistant Professor

Department: Sociology
Office: JFT 504
Phone: (845) 257-3506

Assistant Professor

Department: Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: JFT 504
Phone: (845) 257-3506

Office Hours

MW02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Career History

joined the Sociology Department in fall 2009.

Teaching Interests

He teaches courses on Social Inequality, Political Sociology, Research Methods, Media and Society, Social Movements and Globalization.

Research/Creative Activity

His research has focused on the anti-military movement in Vieques (1999-2005) and the different points of impact upon Puerto Rican social and political space. He is also interested on collective/social memory and social movements, gender and memory, and Puerto Rican and Latin American and Caribbean Studies.


He has published articles on the significance of gender in social movements, Latin American-U.S. political dynamics, and the role of remembrance in mobilization processes at Vieques, Puerto Rico. Most recent works are “Moving Memories in Vieques: Towards a Memory Approach in Mobilization Research.” and "All Puerto Rico with Vieques: Mobilizing Support through Social Skills and Field Dynamics" forthcoming at Social Movement Studies journal.

Link to CV