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Marcelo Bohrt Assistant Professor School of International Service

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SIS - School of International Service
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In Spring 2020: Tue 3-5pm, Thu 5:30-7pm, or by appointment
Additional Positions at AU
Politics Faculty Cluster Co-Leader, Antiracist Research & Policy Center
Co-Coordinator, Ethnographies of Empire Research Cluster
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
Government of Paper by Matthew S. Hall
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 Decolonizing Diplomats: Race, State and the Struggle over Diplomatic Practice in Bolivia, 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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Spring 2021

  • SIS-807 Qual Methods in Intl Relations

  • SISU-360 Topics in Iden/Race/Gend/Cultr: Race/Ethnicity Across Americas

Fall 2021

  • SISU-206 Intro to Int'l Studies Rsrch

  • SISU-206 Intro to Int'l Studies Rsrch