Assistant Professor of Spanish

Contact Information

Courses

  • LANG 3322 Latin American Women Authors
  • LANG 3324 The Latin American Short Story
  • All levels of Spanish Language

Research

  • 20th Century Latin American Narrative fiction, emphasis on Central American Literature and Culture

Education

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

Academic Profile

Professor Velasquez was born in El Salvador but spent most of his life in Canada where he was educated. He has an MA 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 LANG 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 for an anthology of sexual diversity writing in Central America.

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