Vallerie Matos is a writer from Washington Heights, New York. She is an English PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center with research interests in Sound Studies, Glossolalia, and Afro-Latinx literature. She is a Teaching Fellow at Queens College and Adjunct Professor of Black and Latinx Studies at Baruch College. Vallerie holds an MA in literature from Hunter College and a BS from New York University. Prior to CUNY, Vallerie was a Program Director for an arts and social justice youth development program for 5 years.


Seminars & Working Groups

Nuyorican Artists in the Cafe

This Nuyorican Artists in the Cafe working group is looking to document the influence of artists who have emerged from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, from its inception in 1973 and onward.