Oswaldo Zavala

Oswaldo Zavala

Journalist and academic researcher

Professor
City University of New York (CUNY)

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Oswaldo Zavala is Professor of contemporary Latin American literature and culture at the College of Staten Island and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He is the author of Los cárteles no existen. Narcotráfico y cultura en México (Malpaso, 2018), translated as Drug Cartels Do Not Exist. Narcotrafficking in US and Mexican Culture (Vanderbilt University Press, 2021). He has published more than 50 articles on contemporary Latin American narrative, the U.S.-Mexico border, and the link between violence, culture and late capitalism. His article “Imagining the US-Mexico Drug War: The Critical Limits of Narconarratives” won the 2015 Humanities Essay Award of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Mexico Section. 


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