Interpersonal Communication; Relational and Family Communication; Race Communication; Race and Ethnicity; Latina/o/x and Chicana/o/x Communication; Immigration and Parenthood
Salvador ("Sal"/"Chava") is an Adjunct Lecturer at George Mason University. He currently teaches asynchronous sections of COMM 101: Fundamentals of Communication. His research interests are centered around Latina/o/x issues, relational uncertainty, family systems, race and immigration, and identity and difference. His most recent research examines the effects of colorblindness and conversations about race on relational uncertainty among interracial couples.
In addition to teaching at Mason, Sal has taught Public Speaking at Cal State LA for the past several years via face-to-face, hybrid, and a/synchronous modalities. In addition to Public Speaking, he has led graduate-level discussions on supporting trans-students within the university classroom, bolstering first-generation students of color, and centering minority experiences to understand theory and research.
Sal is originally from Southern California and currently resides in North Jersey with his wife and three kids.