Mexitli Nayeli Lopez Rios
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.
- 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".