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 2018: End of an Era and Regime Change?
Apr 6, 2018
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo (political science) authors an article on Mexico's forthcoming presidental election, claiming "the election opens the opportunity for a democratic shake-up to get Mexico out of a long night of violence." (openDemocracy)
Study Sheds New Light on Roots of Mexico Cartel Wars
Oct 31, 2017
The research of Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo (political science) and former Visiting Fellow Sandra Ley is featured in an article for InSight Crime.