Research Interests: Inequality; Urban Sociology; Political Sociology; Education; and Labor
Mo Torres is a PhD student in sociology at Harvard University. He received a master’s in public policy from the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy in 2015 and a bachelor’s in history and Chicana/o studies from the University of California, Davis, in 2010. Prior to enrolling in graduate school, Mo was a public school teacher in Detroit from 2010 to 2013. He has worked with a number of education-related non-profit organizations, including Teach For America (in Chicago and Philadelphia) and The New Teacher Project (in Washington, DC).
Mo’s research interests include urban poverty, political sociology, and social policy. At Harvard, he is interested in exploring the shifting boundaries between the public and private sectors, particularly within the fields of education, immigration, and criminal justice. Sites of particular interest include: labor unions, charter schools, for-profit schools and prisons, and the role of non-profits and private foundations within public policy.
Master of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (2015)
Bachelor of Arts, History & Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Davis (2010)