- Associate Professor of Latinx Studies and Critical Race and Political Economy
Vanessa Rosa is Associate Professor of Latinx Studies and Co-Chair of the Department of Critical Race and Political Economy at Mount Holyoke College. Her research explores the (re)production of race and racism in cities and housing policy, on the one hand, and community organizing in the context of structural inequality, on the other. Rosa’s first book, Precarious Constructions: Race, Class, and Urban Revitalization (UNC Press) investigates the national-identity making effects of the urban revitalization of two public housing projects in Toronto, Ontario. She has published in Meridians: feminism, race, and transnationalism, Journal of Critical Race Inquiry, Radical Teacher, Canadian Journal of Urban Research, and Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies (NYU 2021). Rosa was awarded a 2017-2019 Duke University-Mellon SITPA Fellowship and named the Class of 1929 Dr. Virginia Apgar endowed chair (2020-2023). She serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Meridians, the national steering committee for the Consortium for Faculty Diversity, and the Board of Directors for Pa’lante Transformative Justice.
- Ph.D., York University
- M.A., University of Toronto
- B.A., University of Ottawa