Vanessa K. Valdés is Book Review Editor of sx salon. 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. Latinx Literatures. Her articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as Hispania, Chasqui, MELUS Journal, CLA Journal, Callaloo, PALARA, and Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas.
Oshun's Daughters: The Search for Womanhood in the Americas (Albany: SUNY Press, 2014)
Ved. Let Spirit Speak! Cultural Journeys through the African Diaspora (Albany: SUNY Press, 2012)
ed., The Future Is Now: A New Look at African Diaspora Studies (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012)