Matthew Richey

Harrison Family Foundation Jefferson Fellow
Roanoke, Virginia
B.A. Virginia Tech (2007)
B.S. Virginia Tech (2007)
M.A. Virginia Tech (2015)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese


Matthew Richey is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese at the University of Virginia. Matthew received his B.A. in Spanish, B.S. in Marketing Management, and M.A. in Hispanic Studies from Virginia Tech. His research explores questions of labor, consumption, and urban spatiality in contemporary Central American narrative fiction and cinema.

Thesis Description:

Dystopian Capital: Urban Landscapes of Consumption in Contemporary Central American Fiction

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