Guillermo Trejo is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and faculty member of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Duke University. Focusing on poor indigenous villages in Mexico's authoritarian regime, Trejo’s forthcoming book presents a new explanation for the life cycle of social movements and protest in autocracies; the conditions under which protest becomes rebellion; and their impact on democratization. Trejo has also published several other works on ethnicity, religion, and democratization in Mexico. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.