Faculty Profile for Alba Elizabeth Melgar

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Alba Elizabeth Melgar
Senior Lecturer — Dept of World Languages & Literatures
CENT 214
phone: (512) 245-2360

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Senior Lecturer of Spanish at Texas State since 2006. I have also taught: Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy and Social Studies at High School in Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala and El Salvador prior to 2006.

Teaching Interests

Spanish Language and Spanish Literature

Research Interests

The historical memory of the Salvadorian Civil War in the poets born around 1980 in El Salvador.

The influence of the Arab sensuality on the Spanish Metaphor from the Al-Andalus to the present poetry.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Velasquez, G., & Melgar, A. E. (n.d.). Babel’s Legacy to Modern Success: Being Bilingual the Best Possibility for Success.
  • Melgar, A. E., & Velasquez, G. R. (n.d.). Patriarchy and Women Migration Around the World.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Acknowledgement, College of Liberal Arts. April 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: HPN Latnix Star Award, Hispanic Policy Network. April 12, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Thank you e mails,cards and letters, Director of Retention Management and planning. January 2018 - December 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Featured in a University Star Newspaper article."Professor triumphs despite hardships", University Star at Texas State University. September 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Acknowledge, College of Liberal Arts. September 11, 2018

Selected Grants

  • Melgar, Alba (Co-Principal). En ColaboraciÌ_n: Reaching Latino Culture and History through Film, Music and Literature, Equity and Access, Institutional (Higher Ed), $5000. (Submitted: July 1, 2015, Funded: September 2, 2015 - December 12, 2015). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Event. Poetry reading
November 7, 2019-November 7, 2019
Interviewed by student Pedro Villa of Span3308 for a class assignment
Interviewed on my opinion about Texas State being a Hispanic Serving Institution
November 6, 2019-November 6, 2019
University Professor
November 6, 2019-November 6, 2019
Letter of recommendation for a forme employee of the Department
July 31, 2019-July 31, 2019
Artistic Adviser
May 5, 2019-May 5, 2019