Victor J. Hinojosa, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow Associate Professor of Political Science, Honors College, Baylor University
Dr. Hinojosa is a political scientist who specializes in Latin American politics and U.S.-Latin American relations. He regularly teaches courses on Latin American politics, Mexican politics, and the Central American refugee crisis in the Political Science Department and the Honors Program. As a Senior Fellow at the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, he leads the Collaborative's work addressing the ways hunger, violence, and climate change combine to drive migration from Central America's Northern Triangle (Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras).
Dr. Hinojosa is the author of Domestic Politics and International Narcotics Control (Routledge, 2007) and his scholarly work has appeared in edited volumes and journals including Terrorism and Political Violence, Political Science Quarterly, and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. He is also the co-author of the illustrated children's book A Journey Toward Hope (published simultaneously in Spanish as Una Jornada Hacia la Esperanza) which grew out of a social innovation course he taught on the Central American migration crisis. His current book project, with Baylor theologian Matthew Whelan, examines responses to the Central American migration crisis in the context of the life and thought of martyred El Salvadoran Archbishop, St. Óscar Romero.
Migration, Latin American Politics, Violence, Climate Change, Food Security and Migration in Central America