About

The SALSA Collective blog is no longer active but remains open as an archive.

Thank you to all who contributed.

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.

Co-jefas of The SALSA Collective: Eilidh Anita Bridget Hall & Becky Avila

Eilidh researches feminist negotiations in Latinx writings. Her first book, Negotiating Feminisms Sandra Cisneros and Ana Castillo’s Intergenerational Women, was published in March 2021 by Palgrave Macmillan: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030506360

Becky works for Safe Place for Youth in Los Angeles as a Grants Manager @avila_becky.

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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