Pablo Piccato received his BA from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 1989 and his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997.
His published work include The Tyranny of Opinion: Honor in the Construction of the Mexican Public Sphere (Duke University Press, 2010); True Stories of Crime in Modern Mexico (Dialogos) with Robert Buffington (University of New Mexico Press, 2009); City of Suspects: Crime in Mexico City, 1900-1931 (Duke University Press, 2001); Congreso y Revolución: El parlamentarismo en la XXVI Legislatura (Cámara de Diputados, 1991); the edition of El Poder Legislativo en las deacute;cadas revolucionarias (Instituto Nacional de Estudios Históricos de la Revolución Mexicana, 1997); and, with Cristina Sacristán, of Actores, espacios y debates en la historia de la esfera pública en la ciudad de México (Instituto Mora, 2005).
Since arriving at Columbia University, Professor Piccato has served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of History, Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, member of the University Senate and of the executive committees of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese as well as ILAS. He has been a fellow and is member of the International Advisory Board of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego. In Mexico he has taught courses at universities in Mexico City, Morelia, Xalapa, and Culiacán. He was a member of the editorial board of Signos Históricos and is member of the boards of Law and History Review and the Hispanic American Historical Review.