Dr. ToniAnn Treviño


Dr. ToniAnn Treviño is an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Texas Lutheran University. She is a scholar of twentieth-century United States and Mexican American history, with a focus on the carceral state, the war on drugs, and policing in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Her book manuscript, “Mexican Americans and The War on Narcotics: Racialized Policing Practices and Community Responses in Postwar Texas,” examines how Mexican and Mexican American communities in Texas experienced the postwar antinarcotics crusade and crafted responses to narcotics policing through religious, medical, and social institutions. This project unearths the overlapping forces that shaped narcotics control programs in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.