Dr. Patrick Timmons: Scholarship (2004 to 2017)

Academic Credentials

B.A. (Hons), London School of Economics, University of London, 1996.
M.Phil. (Trinity Hall), Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge, 1998.
Ph.D., Department of History, University of Texas at Austin, 2004.
LL.M., International Human Rights Law, School of Law, University of Essex, 2013.

Archival Collection

Zapatista Documents Collection: Original Collector (in collaboration with students from UT-Austin and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and Finding Aid Author, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin, 2001.


Patrick Timmons, “Trump’s Wall at Nixon’s Border: How Richard Nixon’s Operation Intercept Laid the Foundations for Decades of U.S.-Mexico Border Policy, Including Donald Trump’s Wall,” NACLA: Report on the Americas 49:1 (2017): 15 – 24.(Behind a firewall. Email author for copy: weldontimmons@gmail.com.)

Patrick Timmons, “New Possibilities and Ongoing Limits to Protecting the Rights of Life and Freedom of Expression Under Inter-American Human Rights Law for Mexico’s At-risk Journalists,” Freedom House (November 2014), available online, here.

Patrick Timmons (project coordinator and Chile contributor), National Commissions of Inquiry: Towards a Human Rights Based Approach, Human Rights Centre Clinic, University of Essex, 2013.

Patrick Timmons, “The Meanings and Experience of Violent Deaths In Twentieth-century Latin America,” Latin American Research Review 42:1 (2007) 224 – 237. (Behind a firewall. Email author for copy: weldontimmons@gmail.com.)

Patrick Timmons co-editor with Professor Ethan Blue of the University of Western Australia, Punishment and Death: The Need for Radical Analysis, Radical History Review Issue 96, Duke University Press (2006).

Patrick Timmons, “Seed of Abolition: Experience and Culture in the Desire to End Capital Punishment in Mexico,” Chapter 3 in The Cultural Lives of Capital Punishment: Comparative Perspectives edited by Austin Sarat and Christian Boulanger, Stanford University Press, 2005.

Patrick Timmons, “The Death Penalty and Mexico-U.S. Relations: Historical Continuities and Present Dilemmas,” Mexico Center, University of Texas at Austin, 2004.

Patrick Lowery-Timmons, “The Politics of Punishment and War: Law’s Violence During the Mexican Reform, circa 1840 to 1870,”  PhD Thesis, Faculty of History, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin, 2004.

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