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Marcelo Bohrt Acting Assistant Professor School of International Service

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(202) 885-6701 (Office)
SIS - School of International Service
SIS - 249
In Spring 2018:
Mon/Thu 2:30pm-4:00pm
Additional Positions at AU
Politics Team Co-Leader, Antiracist Research & Policy Center
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Latin American & Latino Studies
PhD in Sociology, Brown University
MA in Sociology, Brown University
BA in Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin

Languages Spoken
Spanish, English, Italian
Book Currently Reading
Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos by Juliet Hooker
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).
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