Sarah Torrico

I am interested in the role of the modern nation-state, neoliberal interests and limitations, and post-colonial global relations. I am interested in how these systems have evolved historically, and what tensions have arisen in modern times. I am also interested in responses to these systems and their contradictions from the ground level. My current work is in analyzing Bolivia’s MAS party and their transition from community organizing into electoral politics, and their final ousting from administration in 2019. I am interested in what the case study reveals about the world-systems that state governments are shaped by, as well as what Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar has recently called the “heterogenous anger” (2019) towards administrative power in Bolivia. Currently, I am working on comprehensive exams focusing on Political Sociology, Bolivian History, and Anarchist Traditions. 

Education & Training

  • BA, Michigan State University, 2017

Research Interests

  • Political sociology
  • Comparative-historical sociology
  • Marxist sociology
  • Sociology of race
  • Political philosophy
  • Gender and sexuality