Salvador Barajas

Upper School English

Salvador is a member of the English department in the Upper School. As a teacher of literature from a global and comparative perspective, he encourages students to find the interactions between literature, historical events, political ideas, philosophical movements, and other cultural forms. 

Salvador taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, the University of Richmond, and Hollins University. He has previously taught at the middle and high school levels. 

“As a teacher, writer, and artist, I am interested in narrative practices and traditions that explore collective memory, displacement, migration, race, resistance, and joy. I have published essays and book chapters on photography, migration, archives, post-human ontologies, and other topics. I have displayed and presented work in galleries, museums, and festivals in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Mexico. In 2018, I exhibited my work at the Venice Biennale with other international artists and futurists.”

Salvador lives in Baltimore with his son, partner, and non-human companions. 

Salvador holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an M.A.L.S. in Humanities from Hollins University, and a Ph.D. in English (Media, Art and Text) from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

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Salvador Barajas
Salvador Barajas
Upper School English
At Park since 2021
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University of California, Santa Barbara B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Hollins University M.A.L.S. in Humanities
Virginia Commonwealth University Ph.D. in English (Media, Art and Text)