Michael Lettieri

Michael Lettieri
Phone: (619) 260-4166
Fax: (619) 849-8143
Office: Kroc Inst for Peace & Justice 131

Research Associate

  • PhD, History, University of California, San Diego
  • BA, Bowdoin College

Dr. Lettieri is a Research Associate at the Trans-Border Institute where he works on journalism and freedom of expression in Mexico, violence against women, and corruption. He was previously a scholar at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies and a Fulbright-Hays fellow in Mexico City. He holds a PhD in modern Latin American history from U.C. San Diego and his academic research examines political culture, policymaking, and corruption in Mexico under the authoritarian PRI regime that ruled the country from 1929 to 2000. Prior to beginning his PhD, Dr. Lettieri worked as a Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs and served as an election monitor during Mexico’s 2006 federal election.

“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. “A Model Dinosaur: Power, Personal Networks, and the Career of Rubén Figueroa,” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 31:2 (2015): 305-342.