Dr. Octavio Pascal Carrasco is an historian of American culture and music with special interest in the processes of social change, cultural resistance, and the religious imagination. As an undergraduate student at Princeton University, he worked with Cornel West, exploring the religious dimensions of Tupac Shakur's music and death. He completed his master's degree at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA, with Rev. Dr. Gabriella Lettini. His PhD work at Union Theological Seminary in New York focused on the long sixties as a period of profound awakening in American history. Carrasco's primary mode of transportation is walking, using the "eyes in his feet" to remain connected with his surroundings. He enjoys juggling book loans at all the local libraries and likes sea turtles very much.