Dr. J. Salvador Peralta is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of West Georgia. He teaches courses on American Politics, Democratization, and Latin American Politics. His current research explores presidential behavior, social investment policies, higher education politics, and the politics of poetry in Latin America.
His most recent publications have appeared in PS: Political Science and Politics; Politics & Policy; Underpinning Leadership: The Presidential Office in Latin America, US, and Spain from Tecnos; The Transnational Politics of Higher Education from Routledge; and an Interview with Claribel Alegría in the Birmingham Poetry Review.
His experiences living through dictatorship, war, and emigrating to the U.S. have informed his scholarly and teaching interests and inspired him to develop a course on what it means to be free, for which he won a National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) grant.