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Guillermo TrejoGuillermo Trejo

Associate Professor of Political Science
(PhD, University of Chicago, 2004)
312 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Latin America

Thematic interests: Collective action and social movements; armed insurgencies, organized crime, and political violence; religion and ethnic politics.

Selected publications:

  • “Federalismo, drogas y violencia: Por qué el conflicto partidista intergubernamental estimuló la violencia del narcotráfico en México” / " Federalism, drugs, and violence: Why intergovernmental partisan conflict stimulated inter-cartel violence in Mexico” (with Sandra Ley), Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas 23, 1 (2016)

  • "The Ballot and the Street: An Electoral Theory of Social Protest in Autocracies," Perspectives on Politics 12, 2 (2014)

  • Popular Movements in Autocracies: Religion, Repression, and Indigenous Collective Action in Mexico (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
    Honorable Mention, 2013 Charles Tilly Award from the American Sociological Association

  • "Violencia y politica en el Mexico del Bicentenario: Causas y consecuencias de la primera crisis de la democracia," Historia Critica de las Modernizaciones en Mexico: Presente y Perspectivas (CIDE and Fondo de Cultura Economica, 2010)

  • "Religious Competition and Ethnic Mobilization in Latin America: Why the Catholic Church Promotes Indigenous Movements in Mexico," American Political Science Review (Cambridge University Press, August, 2009)

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