Lori Hopkins is associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and has been at UNH since 1997. She has degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned her Ph.D. She teaches courses on a wide variety of areas pertaining to Latin American literature and culture, including classes on theater, film adaptations, nation/nature in Latin American narrative, the boom/post-boom novel, detective fiction, Latin American women writers, etc. She has lived in Argentina and in Spain, and travels frequently to Mexico. Her research and scholarly publications focus on Latin American film, literature and cultural studies, particularly on transnational issues of cultural production. Her current research project is on transnational road novels and movies.