The SALSA Collective is a multi-disciplinary research community for scholars interested in latinidades across the Americas.

The aim of Scholars of América Latina Studying desde Afuera (SALSA) is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines who explore, highlight, and challenge the complex and nuanced aspects of Latinx culture.

The SALSA Collective provides a space where dialogues concerning Latinx culture, literature, music, film, history, politics can take place. Our goal is to promote the study of latinidad outside the conventional boundaries of academic and geo-political borders. We hope to encourage the reconceptualisation of Latinx identity by seeing it as a fluid, dynamic, and significant force.

By fostering this dialogue, we hope to see Latinx cultural studies move from the margin to the centre. We invite people to join the collective by adding to the discussion through Twitter, our WordPress blog, and future SALSA events.

If you’re interested then contact us at hola@thesalsacollective.co.uk or via Twitter @SALSAcollective.

Co-jefa* of The SALSA Collective: Eilidh Anita Bridget Hall


Eilidh researches feminist negotiations in Latinx writings. She just finished her PhD and is looking ahead to the ¿qué sigue? – in the meantime she is always travelling, learning, and teaching.

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*The SALSA Collective was co-founded by Eilidh and Becky Avila (@avila_becky). Becky has had to take a break from co-jefa-yendo while she pursues other projects. She’s still a collaborator and much needed sounding board (as well as una amiga) for la Eilidh.

The wonderful artwork used in the header for this website is from a photograph taken at the National Museum of Mexican Art in 2013 and shows works by Ricardo “Naco” Gonzalez and Vincente “Jasso” from the Outside In exhibition.

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