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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 (

Rosamond S. King named finalist for Lambda Literary Award

6 March 2018
Rock Salt Stone Rosamond King

King's Rock | Salt | Stone is a finalist for a Lambda Literary award. "The Lambda Literary Awards identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world. The ‘Lammys,’ which receive national and international media attention, bring together 600 attendees—including nominees, celebrities, sponsors, and publishing executives—to celebrate excellence in LGBTQ publishing.

Roshini Kempadoo exhibiting at Houston Fotofest this March

20 February 2018
Roshini Kempadoo

10 March-22 April. Roshini Kempadoo will be exhibiting as an invited artist to the India: Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art exhibition lead curated by Sunil Gupta. FotoFest 2018 speaks to a number of contemporary issues in India including gender and sexuality, land rights conflict, the environment, human settlement and migration, and caste and class divisions. The participating artists are from India and the global Indian diaspora.

sx archipelagos now accepting submissions for "Slavery in the Machine"

17 February 2018
sx archipelagos

sx archipelagos is now accepting submissions for our upcoming special section "Slavery in the Machine," guest edited by Jessica Marie Johnson. This special section aims to highlight scholarship situated at the intersection of technology and hemispheric American slavery. Topics may include but are not limited to: