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Victor Hinojosa

Associate Professor of Political Science in the Honors Program

B.A., Baylor University
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Dr. Hinojosa joined the Baylor faculty in 2003 and the Honors Program in 2007. He earned a B.A. in economics with a minor in philosophy from Baylor University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. He teaches courses in Political Science, the Honors Program, and in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. Dr. Hinojosa's primary research is in Latin American Politics and U.S.-Latin American relations. He also has research interests in religion and politics, both empirically (how religion shapes political attitudes) and normatively (how Christians should think about international relations). His book, Domestic Politics and International Narcotics Control, was published by Routledge in 2007, and his articles have appeared in Political Science Quarterly, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the Mennonite Quarterly Review. His current book project explores the use of terrorism in Colombia's internal conflict. Dr. Hinojosa serves on the Advisory Board of Baylor's Center for Christian Ethics, the board of directors of the Ekklesia Project, and World Hunger Relief, Inc.

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.

Selected Publications:

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.