Elizabeth Horan works in comparative literature and completed additional post-graduate study at the School of Information at the University of Michigan. She has published eight books in the Literature of the Americas, which is her area of primary research interest. Several of her books focus on biography, personal letters, gender studies, and translation. She works primarily in the 20th and 21st centuries. She has developed and regularly teaches courses Spy and Detective Fiction and Film, in the intersections of Latin American and U.S. Literature and Culture, and on Literature Nobel Laureates.