Alumni (Fellow)

Matthew Richey

Harrison Family Foundation Jefferson Fellow
Roanoke, Virginia
B.A. Wellesley College (2007)
B.S. Wellesley College (2007)
M.A. Wellesley College (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. He received his B.A. in Spanish, B.S. in marketing management, and M.A. in Hispanic studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Matthew’s research examines the ecological and geopolitical implications of transnational techno-capitalism in 21st century Central America. In particular, Matthew’s work focuses on issues such as resource extraction and surveillance technology in contemporary works of literature and film.

Thesis Description:

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

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