Acting Assistant Professor
School of International Service
Marcelo Bohrt is a sociologist interested in racial politics and statecraft in the Americas. His primary area of research ethnographically investigates the coloniality of state bureaucracies, namely how colonial categories of race have been inscribed in state bureaucratic structures and practices, as well as how state agents (re)articulate ethnoracial boundaries within bureaucratic spaces. He is currently working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled (Un)Making the Racial Bureaucracy: Decolonization and the Struggle to Write Indigeneity into Bolivian Diplomacy, which draws on participant observation in Bolivia’s Foreign Ministry, interviews with current and former state bureaucrats, and primary documents. In an additional line of research, he adopts quantitative methods to examine how race and class shape the political and socioeconomic incorporation of Latino/a immigrants and their children in the United States.
Marcelo Bohrt’s research has received support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT), the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG), and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF).
PhD in Sociology, Brown University
MA in Sociology, Brown University
BA in Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin
- Book Currently Reading
- Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
- Languages Spoken
- Spanish, English, Italian
- SIS - School of International Service
- SIS - 249
- SIS 249
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