Matthew Richey is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Virginia. His current research explores globalization, diaspora, and violence in contemporary Latin American literature and cinema. Matthew’s forthcoming article, “Two-Way Mirror: The Two Voices of Exile in ’La Rambla paralela’ by Fernando Vallejo,” considers the function of an emerging extracorporeal narrator in relation to exile. Other current projects include; studies on the post-war violence in El Salvador, the representation of urban space in twenty-first century Mexico, and multidirectional migrations in Central American fiction. Matthew received a B.A. in Spanish, a B.S. in marketing management, and an M.A. in Hispanic studies from Virginia Tech.