Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Division of Humanities and the ArtsDepartment
Vanessa K. Valdés,Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, B.A. Yale University. Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. Her research interests include twentieth–century Latin American women's narrative; comparative studies of the literatures of the Americas, particularly Afro-Hispanic and African-American Literature; Caribbean Literature and Latina/o Literature. Her articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as Hispania, Chasqui, MELUS Journal, CLA Journal, Callaloo, PALARA, Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, and Wadabagei. She is the editor of The Future Is Now: A New Look at African Diaspora Studies (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012) and Let Spirit Speak! Cultural Journeys through the African Diaspora (SUNY Press, 2012). She has taught at Vanderbilt University.
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.