Author Biography

Dr. Sabrina S. Laroussi is an associate professor of Spanish at Virginia Military Institute where she teaches courses on Spanish and Latin American literature, cultures and film, in addition to Spanish language courses. She received her Ph.D. at Texas Tech University. Her academic research interests include metafiction, the grotesque, representations of violence and death in contemporary Latin American and Peninsular literature, culture, and visual media, as well as cultural ramifications of drug trafficking in Colombia, Mexico and Galicia. Her work has appeared in Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, and Letras Hispanas, among other journals.



Subject Area Keywords

Central America, Corruption, Gangs and criminal organizations, Latin America, Mexico, Narcotics trafficking, Nonstate actors, Transnational crime