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)
Mexico's New President Vows To Re-Investigate Case Of Kidnapped Student-Teachers
Dec 5, 2018
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo was interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered" about Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's efforts to establish a truth commission to re-investigate case of 43 students at a teachers college who were kidnapped and presumably killed in 2014.
Faced With Reality of Job, Mexico’s Next President Scales Back Promises
Oct 20, 2018
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo was quoted in a new article about Mexican President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador backtracking on his campaign promises (WRAL.com).