SX Live


The Caribbean Digital V

7 May 2018

Image from Playing White, No. 1 by Kevin Adonis Browne, 2018

6-7 December 2018

University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago


Deadline for proposals: 15 June 2018

Conference website:

Small Axe 55 is now available! 

3 April 2018
roland rose

Our March issue features essays by Jennifer Morgan, Heather Vermeulen, Chris Moffatt, Petra Rivera, and Lyndon Gil. Small Axe 55 includes a special section, "Eulogizing Creoleness?: Rereading Éloge de la Créolité, Part II" guest-edited by Celia Britton and Martin Munro, with contributions by Nathalie Batraville, Dominique Chancé, Christina Kullberg, Fred Reno, and Justin Izzo. SX Visualities features from Bahamian photographer, Roland Rose.

Announcing Afro-Latinx Futures -  a new book series edited by Vanessa K. Valdés, sx salon book review editor

21 March 2018
The Afro-Latinx Futures

The Afro-Latinx Futures series is committed to publishing scholarly monographs and edited collections that center Blackness and Afrolatinidad from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives in the humanities and social sciences. Taking a hemispheric approach, we seek work that foregrounds the lives and contributions of Afro-Latinx peoples across Latin America, the Caribbean, and the diasporic U.S. and Canada.

After the Hurricane: A Puerto-Rico Syllabus Teach-In

20 March 2018
After the Hurricane: A Puerto Rico Syllabus Teach-In

14 March 2018. Profs. María Fernández aka Mariposa (Black Studies Program), Kaliris Salas-Ramírez (CUNY School of Medicine), and Vanessa K. Valdés (Dept. of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures) spoke on the current state of Puerto Rico after the hurricane. Issues included a historical background to this present moment (how did we get here?), disaster relief efforts, the privatization of schools, and what we can do moving forward. This conversation was inspired by the Puerto Rico Syllabus (