Associate Professor of Political Science in the Honors ProgramEducation:
B.A., Baylor University
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Victor Hinojosa teaches and conducts research in the areas of comparative politics and international relations with a regional focus on Latin America. He is the author of Domestic Politics and International Narcotics Control which examines drug politics in U.S. relations with Mexico and Colombia. He is currently working on a project exploring the uses of terrorism by state and non-state actors in Colombia. He also studies religion and politics, both normatively and empirically.
Professor Hinojosa has been honored by multiple Phi Beta Kappa students as their most significant intellectual influence and regularly works with undergradaute and graduate thesis projects in political science, sociology, economics, church-state studies, and Latin American studies. He serves on the Board of Directors of World Hunger Relief and the Ekklesia Project and the Advisory Board of Baylor's Center for Christian Ethics.
Courses at Baylor:
PSC 4304 Government and Politics of Latin America:
Forms of organization, functions, and operations of governments in Latin America, with emphasis on contemporary conditions, trends, and distinctive types of Latin American institutions and policies.
PSC 4314 Government and Politics of Mexico:
Constitutional development and political processes in the Mexican federal system. Emphasis will be placed on twentieth-century constitutional and political change, with special attention given to the current scene.
PSC 4365 International Political Economics:
The intersection of politics and economics at the domestic and international levels. Political outlooks considered include liberalism, Keynesianism, and Marxism.
Domestic Politics and International Narcotics Control: U.S. Relations with Mexico and Colombia, 1989-2000. Routledge, 2007.
"Terrorism in Colombia: Logic and Sources of a Multidimensional and Ubiquitous Phenomenon" (with Andreas E. Feldmann). Terrorism and Political Violence, 21.1, 42-61, 2009.
"Presidential Survival and the Impeachment Process: The United States and Colombia" (with Aníbal S. Pérez-Liñán). Political Science Quarterly, 121:4, 653-675, 2006.
"Religion and the Paradox of Racial Inequality Attitudes" (with Jerry Z. Park), Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 43:2. 229-238, June 2004.