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Vanessa Valdés

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Vanessa Valdés

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

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Department
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NAC 6/331D
Phone Number: 
212-650-6279
Email: 
vvaldes@ccny.cuny.edu
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Vanessa K. Valdés is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at The City College of New York – CUNY. Her research interests include comparative studies of the literatures of the Americas, particularly Afro-Hispanic, African-American, Spanish Caribbean, and U.S. Latina/o Literatures. She currently serves as Book Review Editor of s/x salon, an online literary salon on Caribbean literature and culture. Her articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as Hispania, Chasqui, MELUS JournalCLA JournalCallaloo, PALARA, Review: Literature and Arts of the AmericasLSE Review of Books, 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 is the author of Oshun's Daughters: The Search for Womanhood in the Americas (SUNY Press 2014) and Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (SUNY Press 2017).

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Ph.D. Vanderbilt University in Spanish and Portuguese


B.A. Yale University in English

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