Research and Teaching Interests
19th – through 21st – centuries U.S. Latinx and Caribbean literatures and cultures; American studies; U.S. bilingualism; multilingual American literature; poetics; gender and sexuality; transnational feminisms; translation.
She is the author of Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon (University of Illinois Press 2014), which will be published in a Spanish edition titled “Julia de Burgos: la creación de un ícono puertorriqueño” later this year (University of Illinois Press 2021). She is editor of Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration: Narratives of Displacement (Palgrave 2010).
She translated into English Mayra Santos-Febres’ collection of poetry entitled Boat People (Cardboard House Press 2021). She is editor of “I am my own path: A Bilingual Anthology of Julia de Burgos’ Writings” (under review). This anthology will make the prose and letters of Julia de Burgos widely available for the first time.
Vanessa Pérez-Rosario is managing editor of Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism. She is curator of Off the Page: Conversations with Writers, a Queens College literary reading and speaker series.