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Sarah J. Lauro

Assistant Professor
University of Tampa
United States of America


Lauro's first book, The Transatlantic Zombie: Slavery, Rebellion, and Living Death (2015) showcases her expertise in both postcolonial literature of the Western hemisphere and horror film. Lauro enjoys collaborative scholarship, and she has edited collections both for book publication and for special issues of journals. She has also done some writing for online outlets like the Huffington Post’s College section and for The Los Angeles Review of Books online affiliate

Research Interest

Lauro's areas of expertise are located in postcolonial literature, especially of the Caribbean, American literature and film. Though she is most known for her scholarship on the myth of the zombie, she is also interested in narratives of disability, and modern day narratives of slavery and revolt, which she studies in a range of media.


  • Lauro SJ. The Transatlantic Zombie: Slavery, Rebellion, and Living Death. Rutgers University Press; 2015 Jul 15.

  • Christie D, Lauro SJ, editors. Better off dead: the evolution of the zombie as post-human. Fordham Univ Press; 2011.

  • Lauro SJ, Embry K. A zombie manifesto: The nonhuman condition in the era of advanced capitalism. boundary 2. 2008 Mar 20;35(1):85-108.

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