Dr Javier Trevino-Rangel

Dr Javier Trevino-Rangel

Visiting Fellow

Department of Sociology

English, French, Spanish
Key Expertise
Transitional Justice, Human Rights, Atrocities, Undocumented Migration

About me

Dr Javier Trevino holds a master’s degree in Human Rights and a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics. Javier was a Postdoctoral fellow on the Social Science Research Council/Open Society Foundation’s Drugs, Security and Democracy programme.  He has also served as a consultant for the Ford Foundation and for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Prior to moving to the UK, Javier was an Assistant Professor in the Cátedras-CONACYT Drugs Policy Program at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

His research interests include transitional justice, grave violations of human rights, bystanders and public responses to atrocity, and international undocumented transit migration in Mexico.

Selected publications:

Trevino, Javier (2020) ‘“Cheap merchandise”: atrocity and undocumented migrants in transit in Mexico’s war on drugs’, Critical Sociology. September 2020. doi:10.1177/0896920520961815

Moon, Claire and Javier Trevino (2020) ‘“Involved in something (involucrado en algo)”: denial and stigmatization in Mexico’s ‘war on drugs’’, British Journal of Sociology, 71/4: 722-740.

Trevino, Javier (2019) ‘Magical Legalism. Human Rights Practitioners and Undocumented Migrants in Mexico and Central America’, International Journal of Human Rights, 23/5: 843-861.

Trevino, Javier (2019) ‘Superfluous Lives: Undocumented Migrants Traveling in Mexico’ in Barbara Frey and Alejandro Anaya (eds.) Mexico’s Human Rights Crisis. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania University Press.

Trevino, Javier (2018) ‘Silencing grievance: responding to human rights violations in Mexico’s war on drugs’, Journal of Human Rights, 17/4: 485-501.