Virginia León Torrez

Virginia León Torrez has a Master of Arts in Spanish Linguistics/ Literature and Latin American Studies from the University of Bern. She is currently a Ph. D. student at the University of Zürich, and an associated doctoral student at the University of Bern. Her research project, titled ‘Narratives of Violence Against Women: Wasted Bodies and Deaths that (Don’t) Matter in the Con- temporary Literature in Peru and Argentina’, aims to analyze representations of physical and symbolic violence exerted over women’s bodies in a corpus of literary texts and on the basis of an analytical literary framework that integrates perspectives pertaining to Anthropology and Cultural Studies.