- Additional Positions at AU
- Faculty Affiliate, 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
- Dusk of Dawn by W.E.B. Du Bois
Marcelo Bohrt is a sociologist interested in racial politics and statecraft in the Americas. His primary area of research investigates the role of racial ideas and racial politics in the making and transformation of state bureaucracies. He is particularly interested in 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 trajectories of 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).
SISU-206 Intro to Int'l Studies Rsrch
SISU-360 Topics in Iden/Race/Gend/Cultr: Race/Ethnicity Across Americas
SISU-106 First Year Seminar: Hidden Figures Soc Thght Amer
SISU-194 Comm Service Learning Project
SISU-330 Topics in Foreign Pol/Natl Sec: Critical Diplomacy
Bohrt, M. A. Forthcoming. “Race and the Diplomatic Bureaucracy: State-Building in Nineteenth-Century Bolivia as a Response to Transnational Racialization Threats.” Political Power and Social Theory.
Bohrt, M. A., Graizbord, D., Heller, P. 2020. “Toward a Spatial Measure of Twenty-First-Century Developmental State Capacity.” Sociology of Development 6(2):250–74. https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2020.6.2.250
Bohrt, M. A. 2020. “Racial Ideologies, State Bureaucracy, and Decolonization in Bolivia.” Bolivian Studies Journal/Revista de Estudios Bolivianos 25:7–28. https://doi.org/10.5195/bsj.2019.200
Bohrt, M.A. and J. Itzigsohn. 2015. “Class, Race, and the Incorporation of Latinos/as: Testing the Stratified Ethnoracial Incorporation Approach.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 1(3):360-77. https://doi.org/10.1177/2332649215570760