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Dr Javier Treviño Rangel

Dr Javier Treviño Rangel grew up in Durango, Mexico. He received a BA in International Relations from El Colegio de Mexico. He holds a master’s degree in Human Rights and a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics. His doctoral thesis critically examines how Mexico’s new democratic regime, led by President Vicente Fox (2000-2006), dealt with past state crimes perpetrated during the seventy year authoritarian rule of the Party of the Institutional Revolution (1929-2000).

Javier was a Postdoctoral fellow on the SSRC/Open Society Foundation’s Drugs, Security and Democracy program and was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Center of Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico.  Javier has also served as a consultant for the Ford Foundation and for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Javier’s research interests include transitional justice, gross human rights violations in Mexico, undocumented international migration within Mexico, and the sociology of denial in contemporary Mexico (responses to knowledge about atrocity in the context of Mexico’s war on drugs).