Antonio Velasquez

Antonio Velásquez

Assistant Professor of Spanish,
Latin American Literature and Culture,
Department of Literature, Language, Writing, and Humanities

Contact Information


  • The Latin American Short Story
  • Latin American Women Authors
  • Elementary Spanish I and II
  • Advanced Spanish Conversation
  • Latin American Culture and Civilization
  • Spanish for Healthcare Professionals


  • 20th Century Latin American Narrative
  • Latin American Women Writers
  • Contemporary Central American Narrative Fiction of sexual diversity
  • Language teaching through technology


  • Honors BA, University of Waterloo, Ontario Canada
  • MA, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • PhD, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Academic Profile

Professor Velásquez was born in El Salvador but spent most of his life in Canada where he was educated. He has an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and has worked at several Canadian universities, including U of T., McMaster, and Guelph. He specializes in Latin American Narrative Fiction with an emphasis on Central America. However, his teaching experience goes beyond his area of specialization. He has taught in both streams, Latin American and Spanish Peninsular Literatures and Cultures. At FDU, he teaches all levels of Spanish, Literature, and Culture. He also teaches literature courses in English with cross-cultural content. Professor Velásquez is the author of Las Novelas de Claribel Alegría and of the first Canadian edition of Intercambios: Spanish for Global Communication co-authored with Canadian writer and scholar Stephen Henighan. Currently researching an anthology of sexual diversity writing in Central America.

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