Valeria Villegas Lindvall

Skräckexpert och filmdoktorand på temat “kvinnliga monster”

Doctoral candidate in Film Studies at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research aims to bring a feminist focus to the understanding of the Latin American female monster, and she has presented her work in Sweden, Mexico, England, Scotland, Estonia and now Germany. She is a contributing editor in MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture and has worked in several publications, most prominently as a co-editor, writer and translator at Rolling Stone Mexico.

Her most recent publication is The Flying Uterus: From Abjection to Divinity in the Book of Birdie (2016) about the exercise of female writing and feminist authorship. In addition, she has two forthcoming book chapters for 2020. One included in Women Make Horror (ed. Dr. Alison Peirse), about Gigi Saul Guerrero’s unique portrayal of the Latin American female monster, and another in Screen Bodies in the Digital Age: Violence, Voyeurism and Power (ed. Dr. Susan Flynn), about the horrors of the digital screen in Issa Mazzei and Daniel Goldhaber’s Cam (2018).