About Dr. Salois

Dr. Rebecca L. Salois is a full-time Lecturer in the Black and Latino Studies Department at Baruch College, CUNY where she teaches Latin American and Latine literature and pop-culture. She earned her B.A. and M.A. from the University of New Hampshire, and her M.Phil and PhD from The Graduate Center, CUNY. Prior to moving to New York in 2010, Dr. Salois taught high school Spanish in New Hampshire. She has instructed courses on campuses throughout NYC. In 2012, she began teaching at Baruch and in 2020, she joined the Black and Latino Studies Department.

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In 2023, Dr. Salois received the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching for Part-Time Faculty. During the 2021-2022 academic year she was chosen as an Andrew W. Mellon Transformative Learning in the Humanities Fellow. As part of this fellowship, she explored and implemented practices of “ungrading,” which allow for more inclusive and student-centric approaches to learning. She is open to new and innovative pedagogical approaches including self-grading, co-creation and designing of syllabi, and alternative student projects.

Her research interests range from Latin American and Caribbean theater to US Latinx identity representation in pop-culture. Her work has been published in Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities, Hispanic Studies Review, Cuban Studies, and Words without Borders. She has presented and hosted several academic panels, including one at New York Comic Con. Dr. Salois is the former host of the Why Do We Read This? podcast and currently co-hosts Latinx Visions with Baruch Colleague Dr. Rojo Robles.