Dr. Vanessa Perez-Rosario has been a Professor of English at Queens College since 2020. Her prior service at CUNY includes several years as Associate Professor in the Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Department and Associate Professor and Chair of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department, both at Brooklyn College. Professor Perez-Rosario is the author of Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon (University of Illinois Press 2014, trans. by Isabel Zapata in collaboration with the author as Julia de Burgos: la creacion de un icono puertorriqueno, University of Illinois Press, 2021). She has written and translated over two dozen works, including book chapters, articles, books and journals. Dr Perez-Rosario is the Project Director of the Latina Life Stories Speaker Series and Archive, and the recipient of a Mellon Foundation grant for her Small Axe project, “In Modernism’s Wake: Styles and Infrastructures of Caribbean Artistic and Intellectual Practice,” among other honors and awards. She holds a Ph.D . in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Davis; an ALM in English and American Literatures and Languages, Harvard University; and a B.A. in English from Atlantic Union College. Professor Perez-Rosario’s research and teaching interests include U.S. Latinx/a/a literature and culture; Latina/Chicana feminisms,; multilingualism/bilingualism in the United States, Caribbean literature, translation, and gender and sexuality studies.
Boat People - Now available from Cardboard House Press
Julia de Burgos: La creación de un ícono puertorriqueño available from Illinois UP (fall 2021)
Becoming Julia de Burgos available from IllinoisUP
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