Piccato, Pablo



Pablo Piccato is associate professor at the Department of History and Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University. His research and teaching focus on crime, politics, and culture in modern Mexico.  Besides The Tyranny of Opinion, featured in his Rorotoko book interview, Piccato is also the author of City of Suspects: Crime in Mexico City, 1900-1931 (Duke University Press 2001), and coeditor of True Stories of Crime in Modern Mexico (with Robert Buffington, 2009) and Actores, espacios y debates en la historia de la esfera pública en la ciudad de México (with Cristina Sacristán, 2005).  He is currently working on the poet Salvador Díaz Mirón, and on Mexican civil society’s responses to crime.

On Rorotoko:

On his book The Tyranny of Opinion: Honor in the Construction of the Mexican Public Sphere
(Our Cover Feature of February 09, 2010)