Victor J. Hinojosa is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Honors Program at Baylor University where he teaches courses in Political Science, the Honors Program, and in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. He joined the Baylor faculty in 2003 after first earning 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. Dr. Hinojosa's primary research is in Latin American Politics and U.S.-Latin American relations.He is the author of Domestic Politics and International Narcotics Control(Routledge 2007) and his articles have appeared in scholarly books and journals including Terrorism and Political Violence, Political Science Quarterly, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the Mennonite Quarterly Review.
Dr. Hinojosa currently directs the Baylor Migration Project, a social innovation laboratory at Baylor University that is bringing together an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students to address the challenges of child migration from Mexico and the Northern Triangle of Central America (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador). In collaboration with the Texas Hunger Initiative, Mennonite Central Committee, and others Dr. Hinojosa and his students are working to design interventions into this challenging humanitarian crisis. Dr. Hinojosa serves on the Board of Directors of the Ecclesia Project and has served on the Board of Directors the Baylor UniversityCenter for Christian Ethics is the past president of the Board of Directors of World Hunger Relief. Dr. Hinojosa and his family are active members of DaySpring Baptist Church in Waco where teaches children’s Sunday school.