Mexitli Nayeli Lopez Rios

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Phone +47 22856909
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Room NT 704
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Niels Treschows hus 0316 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1003 Blindern 0316 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Research project

My current research focuses on the study of notions such as disease, contagion, community, and survival represented in contemporary literary and cultural texts -mainly from the US- containing depictions of monsters and the monstrous regarding outbreaks and dystopian apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic scenarios. My approach draws on concepts from biopolitics, post-humanism, and monster studies to flesh out the relations between categories such as human/non-human, life/death, and self/other to assemble a restorative reading of the monsters Western societies engender. 


BA Hispanic Literature, Universidad de Guadalajara 2004-2009
MA in Mexican Literature Studies, Universidad de Guadalajara 2013-2015

Academic stays and funding

My MA in Mexican Literature Studies was funded by the PNPC (National Postgraduate
Quality Program) of CONACYT (National Council for Science and Technology).

September-November GEXcel Scholar at the Unit of Gender Studies from the Department
of Thematic Studies, at Linköping University, Sweden. Under a combined scholarship from
the CONACYT (National Council for Science and Technology).

August to December. Assistant of Professor Luis Rodolfo Morán Quiroz from the
Universidad de Guadalajara, under a PRO SNI CONACYT scholar grant.

Tags: Literature, Biopolitics, Posthumanism, Monster Studies, Science Fiction, Gothic, Horror


  • Lopez Rios, Mexitli Nayeli (2019). Queering the Grieving Body in Silvia Moreno-Garcia's Certain Dark Things.
  • Lopez Rios, Mexitli Nayeli (2019). "'Golden Handcuffs' and Cannibal Terrorists, or, What Zombies Might Show Us in Times of Inclusionism".
  • Lopez Rios, Mexitli Nayeli (2019). “Queering the Grieving Body: Inside the Belly of a War Machine in Silvia Moreno-García’s Certain Dark Things”.
  • Lopez Rios, Mexitli Nayeli (2018). "Becoming monstrous, becoming human: Contamination and reproduction in Oryx & Crake".

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Published Sep. 1, 2017 10:01 AM - Last modified Apr. 26, 2021 1:22 PM