Carlos Velez Salas, Ph.D.
- Lecturer , Modern Languages and Literatures
A native from Barranco in Lima Peru, Carlos Martin Vélez Salas received his Bachelor’s in Spanish and English Education from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos of Lima, his M.A. in Spanish from Michigan State University, and his Ph.D. in Culture, Literacy and Language from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a specialization in critical discourse studies.
At Trinity University, he has taught intensive beginning and intermediate Spanish language and culture, and advanced composition courses. Before joining Trinity University, he held academic positions teaching undergraduate/graduate level courses in English as a Second Language, Bilingual Education, and Spanish Literature, Spanish American Literature, and Spanish American Culture, and Introduction to Literary Studies in Kentucky and Texas. Interweaving this previous academic journey with theory and practice from critical applied linguistics, performance and theater studies, Chicano/a, Latino/a studies as well as epistemologies of the south frameworks, at Trinity he continues to carve out collaborative transformative classroom and beyond-the classroom spaces for the teaching and learning of Spanishes among his students and colleagues.
Vélez Salas has presented his work on ethnic labels, the use of performance in the teaching of Spanish, and autohistorias on U.S. Spanish in Kentucky and Texas in national and international conferences in Peru and Mexico. He has co-written articles on linguistic diversity, Spanish language contact in San Antonio, and the use of Hispanic and Latino in U.S. educational discourses. In his professional contributions, he has been a Reader at AP Spanish Language and Culture Examination in the last six years.
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