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
- Editorial Board Best Paper Award from Comparative Political Studies for 2018 coauthored article, "Why Did Drug Cartels Go to War in Mexico? Subnational Party Alternation, the Breakdown of Criminal Protection, and the Onset of Large-Scale Violence."
- 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)
Strength in Numbers: Confronting the Narcos
Aug 23, 2018
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo is studying how indigenous villages in an isolated region in Mexico have been able to fend off the powerful drug traffickers that have taken over other towns.
Will the Mexican President-Elect’s “New Revolution” Include the Thousands of Disappeared?
Aug 16, 2018
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo's (political science) work on political corruption and violence in Mexico, in particular his efforts with the Truth and Memory Group, was referenced in an article in In These Times magazine.
Proponen ONG que una comisión de la verdad indague abusos perpetrados durante los sexenios de Calderón y Peña Nieto
Jul 25, 2018
A recent La Jornada article highlights the proposition of a truth commission to investigate abuses perpetrated by previous administrations in Mexico and quotes Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo (political science).