Adrian R. Salgado
PhD in English Student
559 Denney Hall
164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
Areas of Expertise
- Nineteenth-Century American Literature
- Maritime Literature
- Transoceanic Studies
- Sound Studies
- Performance Studies
- Queer Studies
- Archival Studies
- Material Culture
- MA, English, Florida International University, 2020
- BA, English, Florida International University, 2018
Adrian R. Salgado is a first-year PhD student who studies nineteenth-century American literature. He is particularly interested in understanding how oceanic spaces can be classified as intimate, desirous, violent and elevating. He considers shipboard homosociality as a rich site for queer intimacies. He believes that these labors and intimacies are powered by embodied actions; specifically, his study of homosocial spheres confirms sailors’ emotional, hierarchical laboring connections as both cemented and revealed in performing practices, such as singing or sharing space.
As starting points for future research, he is interested in analyzing how sailors’ vocal performances contribute to intimate relationships on sailing vessels in combination with exploring queer identities and sexual practices. In addition, his curiosity in archives complements his ability to explore material products that showcase sailors’ intimacies and historical labors that are enveloped in a men’s deep-sea society.
Salgado holds a BA and an MA in English from Florida International University (FIU). During his time there, he was a writing consultant who tutored undergraduate and graduate students at FIU’s Center for Excellence in Writing (CEW). In addition to tutoring, he coordinated and hosted a weekly writing circle for graduate students. He also participated in the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW), the Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) conference and FIU’s Faculty Innovations for Student Success Showcase (FISSS), where he presented on the Graduate Writing Mentorship Program (GWMP), a program he developed for graduate students at FIU working on long-term writing projects.