Vanessa Pérez-Rosario

Managing Editor, Small Axe

Vanessa Pérez-Rosario is associate professor in the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies and affiliate faculty in Women and Gender Studies at Brooklyn College, City University of New York where she teaches courses on Caribbean and Latino/a literatures and cultures, bilingualism, and transnational feminism. She has a particular interest in borders, feminism, translation, and the intersections between the humanities, humanitarianism, and human rights. Her work has appeared in numerous journals including Latino Studies Journal, CENTRO: The Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Translation Review, and Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism. She has received awards from the Woodrow Wilson and Mellon foundations, the American Association of University Women, and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. She is on the Advisory Board of Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project at the University of Houston, and has served for four years as Associate Investigator, including one year as Interim-Principal Investigator at the CUNY-New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals at The Graduate Center-CUNY, where she is currently in an advisory capacity.

Latin@ Imaginaries: Borders, Belonging, Citizenship (in progress).
ed. and trans. I Am My Own Path: The Writings of Julia de Burgos (under review, University of Illinois Press).
with Vivien Cao, Guide to Translanguaging in Latino/a Literature, CUNY-NYSIEB, The Graduate Center, (2015).
Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2014).
ed. Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration: Narratives of Displacement. (New York: Palgrave, 2010).