Kellogg Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo is associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame and faculty fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Trejo’s research focuses on social movements, organized crime, political violence and religion and politics in Latin America. He is the author of Popular Movements in Autocracies: Religion, Repression and Indigenous Collective Action in Mexico (Cambridge University Press, 2012), which won an honorable mention for the 2013 Charles Tilly Award from the American Sociological Association. Trejo is currently working on a project that seeks to explain the outbreak of criminal wars in Latin America’s new democracies.
Collective action and social movements; armed insurgencies, organized crime, and political violence; religion and ethnic politics
- Honorable Mention, Best Article Published in 2014 from the Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for the article, "The Ballot and the Street: An Electoral Theory of Social Protest in Autocracies," Perspectives on Politics 12, 2 (2014)
Trejo Wins Funding for Democracy Research in Mexico
Sep 13, 2017
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo has won funding from Notre Dame International for a research collaboration with former Visiting Fellow Sandra Ley of CIDE—“Democracy and Criminal Violence: The Political Foundations of Drug Wars in Mexico.”
Trejo and Ley Publish on Criminal Violence in Mexico
Aug 24, 2017
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo and former Visiting Fellow Sandra Ley have published a new article in Comparative Political Studies.
Scholar of Religion in Politics Engages with Kellogg at Many Levels
Jun 15, 2017
“I want to understand how citizens can help to make democracy better,” says Visiting Fellow Amy Erica Smith. A political scientist with expertise in Latin American and Brazilian politics, she focuses her work on mass political behavior.