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Salvador Mercado

Salvador MercadoSalvador Mercado
Associate Professor of Spanish
Sturm Hall, Room 402
Phone: 303-871-2184
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  • PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

  • MA, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

  • BA, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez


Salvador Mercado received his BA and MA from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, and his PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park. His research focuses on contemporary Latin American narrative, with an emphasis on 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.

Salvador is a member of the University of Denver Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES).


  • Latin American and Caribbean literature
  • Narrative and popular culture


Novelas bolero: ficciones musicalizadas posnacionales. San Juan: Isla Negra, 2012.

Ocho veces Luis Rafael Sánchez. Madrid: Editorial Verbum, 2008. [Coauthored with Rita De Maeseneer.]