Dr. Jorge Salvo

Dr. Jorge Salvo serves as Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Humanities


Dr. Salvo was born in Chile, many more years ago than he will ever accept.

He is living in the US for more than 20 years. He has been teaching in South Carolina Higher Education for more than 15 consecutive years: Spanish Language, Literature, and Linguistics.


2003, Ph. D. in Spanish American Literature, Minor in Anthropology. The Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL

Doctoral Dissertation: La formación de identidad en la novela hispano africana: 1950-1990. Published by the Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes. University of Alicante, Spain.

1996, M. A. in Spanish, Florida International University, Miami, FL

1995, B. A. in Spanish, Florida International University, Miami, FL

1994, A. A. in Education, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL

1969-73, Studies in Journalism and Archaeology, University of Chile. Santiago, Chile.

Research Interests

  • Afro-Hispanic Literature and Culture
  • Gullah/Geechee Culture Formation
  • Afro-Cuban Culture and Religion
  • Rootwork
  • Mapuche Nation
  • African Presence in South America in the Early 16th Century


2015 Dr. Salvo is participating in the workshops of the Mellon Foundation grant for the region of Australia and the Pacific Islands, in order to contextualize and compare the Australian experience for developing Community Interpreting, a practical branch of Interpreting and Translating generated in Australia as a result of their immigration experience, in many ways analogous to that of American society

2015 Virtual course on the revitalization and documentation of the 69 Native Languages in Colombia, including the creole languages of the Afro-Colombian communities: Palenquero and Raizal. Invitation of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia. (Summer 2015)

2002-2015 Attendance and participation in innumerable workshops and seminars about online teaching and the use of technology in the classroom, beginning in 2002 with The College Board Special Seminar for Online Teaching, held in Chicago, IL. The last, in August 13 of 2015, held at Claflin University Faculty Institute by The Learning House, the university’s partner in the online program and facilitator of the university’s electronic educational platform

2014 UNCF/Mellon Seminar: Theme- In Search of Home: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Shared Experiences of Indigenous and Immigrant Populations in Colonized Spaces. The seminar was held in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM July 6-14, 2014.

2011 Seminaron Afro-Cuban Women of The XXth Century, held in Cuba, directed by Pedro Pérez-Sarduy and sponsored by Casa de las Americas Institute (May 2011)

Dr. Jorge Salvo
Associate Professor of Spanish
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
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