Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Dominique Salas

Student - Ph.D. Student

Dominique Salas was born and raised in the bordertown of El Paso, Texas. While pursing her B.A. in English Writing and Rhetoric at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, she focused on how first-grade multilingual speakers can understand themselves as collaborative rhetoricians in an increasingly globalized world. She was also a McNair Scholar during her undergraduate career and devoted time as one to hybrid writing and research that troubled the simplification of border issues, community knowledge, and Chicanisma. She received her M.F.A. in poetry from New Mexico State University in May of 2016. At NMSU, she bundled rhetorical concerns stemming from her interests in posthumanism, Chicanx studies, and violence to culminate in a memoir in verse. She looks forward to continuing research she began at NMSU that examines the transnational/online arguments centered around Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day, among other federally-assigned moments, to examine reinscription and disruption of circulating colonial values. She also hopes her inquiry-based project at Tulane will illuminate movements leading to self-loathing.