Susana Vargas Cervantes writes, researches and teaches. Her research mines the connections between gender, sexuality, class and skin tonalities to reconceptualize pigmentocracy. She is the author of the book The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer (NYU Press, 2019) and Mujercitos (Editorial RM, 2015). She is currently a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Columbia University and starting July 2020 will join the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University as an Assistant Professor. Susana received her PhD in Communication Studies at McGill in 2013 under the supervision of Will Straw.