Democracy and emergency, political equality, urban politics
Mo Torres is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Harvard and a Stone Ph.D. Scholar in Inequality and Wealth Concentration at the Harvard Kennedy School. His dissertation uses mixed and historical/archival methods to explore the causes and consequences of urban decline in Detroit, Flint, and other Rust Belt cities. Another line of his research considers the political economy of racism and the carceral state, both in the United States and Brazil.
Mo's research has been supported by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy, Taubman Center for State and Local Government, Center for American Political Studies, Brazil Studies Center, U.S. Fulbright Program, Tobin Project, and others. He holds a master's in public policy (2015) from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's in history and Chicana/o Studies from the University of California, Davis (2010).