Jesus R. Velasco as an affiliated faculty member of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia Law School. He also teaches medieval and early modern studies at Columbia University.
He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, Universidad de Salamanca, Université de Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle), and the École Normale Supérieure (Lettres et Sciences Humaines).
Among his publications are books and articles on medieval and early modern knighthood, history of the book and reading, medieval political theory, law and culture, and Occitan poetry.
Velasco has served as one of the executive directors of the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies and is a member of the MLA Committee on Scholarly Editions.
He was the recipient of the 2010 John K. Walsh award for his article “La urgente presencia de las Siete Partidas.” He writes the column “Isla Fluvial” for El Norte de Castilla, Spain's oldest daily newspaper, which was founded in 1854. He has been elected as a member of the executive committee of the MLA LLC Occitan Forum.
Velasco is a fellow of the 2015 The Op-Ed Project.