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Vanessa Perez-Rosario

Associate Professor and Deputy Chairperson
Puerto Rican and Latino Studies

Location: 1204 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5561
Fax: 718.951.4183
Email:   Vanessa Perez-Rosario's Web site

Vanessa Pérez-Rosario is currently editing "I Am My Own Path: The Writings of Julia de Burgos," a bilingual anthology of Julia de Burgos's writings. Her new book project "Latin@ Imaginaries: Borders, Belonging, Citizenship" explores the role of the humanities in the 21st century thought through Caribbean Latino literature and culture. She is the author of Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon (University of Illinois Press, 2014). Her book departs from the prevailing emphasis on Puerto Rican writer Julia de Burgos's enduring legacy as a nationalist writer to focus instead on her contributions to the development of New York Latina/o literary and visual culture. Pérez-Rosario is managing editor of Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism and incoming co-chair of the Latino Studies section of LASA.

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