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Pablo A. Piccato

Professor of History
School: 
International & Public Affairs, School of the Arts
Department: 
History Department
Office: 
324 Fayerweather Hall
Email: 
pp143@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-854-3725
Appointments
  • Director, Institute for Latin American Studies
  • Director, Undergraduate Studies in the Department of History
  • Associate Director, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
  • Member, University Senate
  • Member, Faculty Steering Committee, Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro
  • Member, Faculty Steering Committee, Columbia Global Centers | Santiago
  • Member, Educational Policy and planning committee, Global Education Subcommittee
Biography

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.

Research & Other Works
Article
A Esfera Pública na América Latina: Um Mapa da Historiografia
Reseña del libro: Las otras ideas : el primer socialismo en México 1850-1935, Illades, Carlos
Article
El Saber Sobre el Crimen: Rudos contra Expertos en la Ciudad
Article
Communities and Crime in Mexico City
Article
La Política y los Intereses Extranjeros: Un Artículo de Luis Cabrera
Article
Conversación con los difuntos: una perspectiva mexicana ante el debate sobre la historia cultural
Report
A Historical Perspective on Crime in Twentieth-Century Mexico City
 
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