Consuelo Salas

Consuelo SalasOffice: Storm Hall West 105
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Consuelo Salas (Ph.D., University of Texas at El Paso) is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies whose specialty is in Border Rhetorics. As a visual rhetorician and a food studies scholar, her areas of interest include commodification and representations of Mexican and Mexican Americans to U.S. based audiences within “food spaces.” Her areas of interest also include foodways rhetoric, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and information literacy. Dr. Salas is at work on a book that critically explores images associated with the cultural imaginary of Mexico and the images’ relationship to food and identity. Dr. Salas's co-edited collection Latin@s’ Presence in the Food Industry: Changing How We Think About Food, published with University of Arkansas Press, was awarded the Gourmand World Cookbook third best in the world in the category of Professionals in 2017. Her work can also be found in edited collections, such as Visual Imagery, Metadata, and Multimodal Literacies Across the Curriculum and Food, Feminisms, Rhetorics, as well as in peer reviewed journals, such as the Community Literacy Journal