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Gabriel A. Torres Colón

Assistant Professor (race, politics, sports, and intellectual history)


Race, politics, sports, and intellectual history

Dr. Torres Colón is a cultural anthropologist with research and teaching interests in race, politics, sports, and intellectual history. His ethnographic research includes the politics of difference among Christians and Muslims in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, racial experience in US boxing gyms, cultural understandings of ancestry in the Caribbean, and the relationship between everyday life and political ideology in Puerto Rico. He also researches the intellectual history of race in anthropology and the intersections between early American anthropology and philosophy.

Drawing on anthropological, feminist, and philosophical insights, Dr. Torres Colón theorizes across his work how humans embody and politicize difference in various social contexts. His research and writing employs methodologies from the humanities, social sciences, and biological sciences.