september, 2017

22sep4:30 pm- 7:00 pmBook Presentation on Pablo Piccato's "A History of Infamy"


Event Details

Please join the Center for Mexican Studies for an event titled A History of Infamy: Crime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico with Pablo Piccato, Professor of History, Columbia University (

Refreshments and appetizers to follow!

* More details about the discussion:

Pablo Piccato, A History of Infamy: Crime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico. Violence in Latin American History series. University of California Press, 2017.
A History of Infamy explores the broken nexus between crime, justice, and truth in mid-twentieth-century Mexico. Faced with the violence and impunity that defined politics, policing, and the judicial system in post-revolutionary times, Mexicans sought truth and justice outside state institutions. During this period, criminal news and crime fiction flourished. Civil society’s search for truth and justice led, paradoxically, to the normalization of extrajudicial violence and neglect of the rights of victims. As Pablo Piccato demonstrates, ordinary people in Mexico have made crime and punishment central concerns of the public sphere during the last century, and in doing so have shaped crime and violence in our times.
Commentators: Lila Caimari and Paul Gillingham


(Friday) 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


406 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th street)

406 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th street)