Carlos Amado, a native of Guatemala, is a PhD Candidate in French Literature.  He completed a BA in International Development and an MA in French Studies at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and also earned an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.

His principal research interest is centered on the representation of alterity in French war and decolonization films,  as well as the intertextuality between films from different periods and movements. He also studies the literature dealing with this topic.

Since his youth, Carlos has always been passionate about films, travel and sports. He has been privileged to work and study in seven different countries (including France, Belgium and Switzerland) where he always connects to the new culture through sporting events and films.  He wrote his BYU MA thesis on the rise of soccer hooliganism in France and its relation to African immigration to the Hexagon.

His office is in the fourth floor of Buttrick Hall (carrel #08)

Contact: carlos.j.amado@vanderbilt.edu