Languages & Literatures
Latin American and Caribbean Literature; Narrative and Popular Culture.
Salvador Mercado received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park. His research focuses on contemporary Latin American narrative, with an emphasis in the Spanish speaking Caribbean. He is interested in the uses of music within literary texts, and particularly the bolero in the novel. Themes of his courses include popular culture, the writing and counter-writing of the nation, and the African within Latin America and the Caribbean. His courses take on these and other subjects from an analytical perspective that emphasizes questions of social class, race, ethnicity, and gender. He is a member of the University of Denver Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES).
PhD, University of Maryland, College Park
Rita De Maeseneer and Salvador Mercado Rodríguez. Ocho veces Luis Rafael Sánchez. Madrid: Verbum, 2008.
Professor Mercado will be on sabbatical throughout the 2011-2012 academic year and will return for the Autumn Quarter in 2012. He can be reached via email and all other inquiries can be made at 303-871-2662.