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