Josefa Salmón

Rev. Guy Lemieux, S.J. SAK Distinguished Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies

Josefa Salmón
Office Location
309 Bobet Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
Department of Languages and Cultures
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 229
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-2692
E-mail Address


Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1986; M.A., University of Houston, 1980

Short Bio

A native of Bolivia, Dr. Salmón has been on the Department of Languages and Literatures faculty since 1986. She specializes in Latin American Literature and culture. She has written many articles on Andean and Central American literature and has published the following books: El espejo indígena (1997, 2013), DECIR NOSOTROS en la encrucijada del pensamiento indianista (La Paz: Autodeterminación 2012, 2013), Co-ed with Guillermo Delgado, Identidad, ciudadanía y participación popular desde la colonia al siglo XX (2003) and an edited volume, Construcción y poética del imaginario boliviano (2005).  She has read scores of papers at regional and international meetings and delivered numerous lectures. She is co-founder of The Bolivian Studies Association and is the main editor of its journal, The Bolivian Research Review/Revista Boliviana de Investigación. She obtained a Fulbright Scholarship (2010) and she has received the Rev. Guy Lemieux, S.J. SAK Distinguished Professorship in 201. She teaches interdisciplinary courses in Spanish American culture and literature (The Mexican Revolution in Film and Fiction). She has been recognized for her excellence in teaching by the Student Alumni Association in 1994. She has served as Chair of the Latin American Studies Program and as Chair of the Department of Languages and Cultures from 1996 to 1999.

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Courses Taught

  • First Year Spanish I
  • Second Year Spanish I
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • Spanish American Regional Literature
  • Latin American Thought
  • Andean Literature

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