• Dario Hernan Vasquez Padilla
  • Dario Hernan Vasquez Padilla
  • Department(s):
    • Department: Latino and Caribbean Studies
  • Research Interests: Racial States, Race and Racism, Colombia
  • Degree: Ph.D., Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Dario H. Vásquez-Padilla received his Ph.D. in Sociology with certificates in African Diaspora Studies and Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the research coordinator at the Observatory on Racial Discrimination in Colombia. His fields of specialty include the racial state in Latin America, the sociology of race and racism, and historical reparations. In his research, he explores how executive, legislative, and judicial bodies of public power interpret and regulate race, ethnicity, and racism. He also delves into debates about whiteness, anti-racism, and racial justice in the region.