Mauricio Torres

A native son of Harlem, New York, I presently reside in Syracuse, New York where I am completing a PhD in Sociology at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

My research interests include inequality, education, and the sociology of law and punishment. I maintain an ambivalent relationship with sociology and constantly seek to rupture the boundaries of the discipline by writing//thinking//dreaming//imagining//creating beyond it. My work, both creative and scholarly (an oftentimes useless distinction), centers around affect, haunting, precarity, death and dying, bio-and necro-politics, and state sponsored violence and terror.

I seek to attend to the suspension of Black and Brown bodies and communities at the very brink of life, and write towards those facets of existence that escape the very words we deploy to describe them.

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