PhD in Sociology, Brown University MA in Sociology, Brown University BA in Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin
Spanish, English, Italian
Book Currently Reading
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
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, or 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).