Michael Reyes Salas

Graduate Summer Fellow (2018); Comparative Literature
Graduate Summer Fellows
michael Reyes Salas

Michael Reyes Salas studies social constructions of criminality in carceral narratives and French penal colony heritage. His dissertation examines the liberation struggles of imprisoned writers through a literary analysis of their memoirs and auto-fictional texts. He earned a BA in English and Francophone studies at UCLA in 2014 and a MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016, where he continues to pursue a PhD. His graduate research has been funded by a Ford Predoctoral Fellowship, the Social Science Research Council, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.