Mo Torres is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at Harvard University and a Doctoral Fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In 2019, he was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and a Visiting Scholar in Sociology at the University of São Paulo.

Mo's dissertation investigates the causes and consequences of urban decline in the U.S. Rust Belt, with a special focus on Detroit, Flint, and other Michigan cities. Read more.

He can be reached by e-mail at motorres at