LAC History Seminar Series: A Brief History of Violence in 20th Century Mexico

Speaker: Pablo Piccato, Columbia University

Conveners: Carlos Pérez Ricart and Eduardo Posada-Carbó


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Pablo Piccato (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 1997) is professor at the Department of History, Columbia University. His research and teaching focus on modern Mexico, particularly on crime, politics, and culture. He has taught as visiting faculty in universities in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and France, and has been director of Columbia’s Institute of Latin American Studies, Vice Chair of the Department of History, and University Senator. His books include City of Suspects: Crime in Mexico City, 1900-1931 (2001), The Tyranny of Opinion: Honor in the Construction of the Mexican Public Sphere (2010), and A History of Infamy: Crime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico (2017). He is currently working on an overview of crime in Mexico during the twentieth century.