Opinion Pieces and Other Publications
“Julián Leyzaola's Dangerous Plans for Tijuana,” NACLA (5/28/19)
“Are Referendums a Good Way to Make Policy in Mexico?”, Latin America Advisor, Inter-American Dialogue (11/21/18)
“Mexico votes tomorrow. Here’s how the country will be radically transformed when the PRI loses,” Washington Post (6/30/2018)
“Why Are Mexico's Elections Likely to Generate Violence?” Council on Hemispheric Affairs (1/24/2018)
“Violence Against Women in Mexico: A report on recent trends in femicide in Baja California, Sinaloa and Veracruz,” Trans-Border Institute, 2017.
“2016 Mexican Election Preview,” Trans-Border Institute, (6/4/2016)
“Political Violence in Mexico: The Meanings of Murder,” Trans-Border Institute (9/9/2015)
Academic Books, Articles, and Unpublished Texts
Journalism, Satire and Censorship in Mexico. Edited by Paul Gillingham, Michael Lettieri, and Benjamin Smith. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press (2019).
"In the Service of the Gremio: Bus Industry Magazines, PRI Corporatism, and the Politics of Trade Publications," in Journalism, Satire, and Censorship (2019).
“A Model Dinosaur: Power, Personal Networks, and the Career of Rubén Figueroa,” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 31:2 (2015): 305-342.
“Los tentáculos del pulpo: La Alianza de Camioneros y la cultura política del sistema priísta en la formación de la política de transporte, 1934-1958.” In México a la luz de sus revoluciones, Vol. 2, Eds. Susan Deeds and Laura Rojas, Mexico: El Colegio de México, 2014.
“Kickbacks, Collusion, and Cooptation: Mexico City's Trash Industry, 1940-1980,” New Perspectives on Corruption conference, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (2013)
“Cooption versus Cooperatives: The Alianza de Camioneros, the PRI, and the Consolidation of Power in Mexico City, 1937–48," American Historical Association, 2012.
“El motor del PRI: los dirigentes de la Alianza de Camioneros y el desarrollo de una clase de intermediarios políticos, 1945-1958,” Coloquio Actrices y actores sociales, UNAM (2011).
“This artist’s red shoes stand in for all the women lost to violence,” PBS Newshour (3/10/20)
“Morena Party, Security Concerns Dominate Baja Elections,” Voice of San Diego (6/3/19)
“Mexico's presidential election: Five things to know,” CNN (6/27/18)
“Political Risk Analysis: What To Expect After Mexico's 2018 Presidential Election,” Forbes (6/26/18)
“Another political murder rocks Mexico in last weeks of presidential race,” Reuters (6/14/18)
“Cartels stalk candidates ahead of July 1 election in Mexico,” Austin American Statesman (5/25/18)
“Periodismo contra memes,” Newsweek en español (10/9/17)
“Drug tunnel discovered in Tijuana near US-Mexico border,” Fox5 San Diego (5/31/17)