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Victoria Chevalier, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Medgar Evers College, CUNY

A native New Yorker, Victoria A. Chevalier is a Puerto Rican and African American Professor of English at Medgar Evers College, CUNY where she teaches a wide range of courses including African American, US Latinx, Caribbean, and Latin American Literature. Her many publications include a co-edited anthology, The Palgrave Handbook of Magical Realism in the Twenty-First Century was published in May 2020; Her book manuscript in progress, entitled Black Things: Trauma, Memory, History in Twentieth Century American Literatures, was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Award; Her new monograph, Sick of the Symbolic is a comparative study on the genealogies of sickness, healing, and affect represented in contemporary US LatinX and African American literature Professor Chevalier serves on the Executive Committee of the University Faculty Senate, is a PSC University In-House Grievance Counselor, and Coordinator of the Cross-Cultural Literature Program and English 211 and 212. Professor Chevalier received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in English Language and Literatures, and her B.A. in English from City College of New York (CUNY).