Vallaire is a PhD student who studies 20th African American Literature, focusing on the Harlem Renaissance. She is particularly invested in utilizing archives to uncover hidden literary histories and nuances within texts, having doing research projects on seminal Renaissance figures such as Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. She is currently focusing on globalizing the Harlem Renaissance outside of Harlem, looking closely at the relationship between Havana and Harlem. Other interests include broader 20th century American literature, Caribbean Studies and post-colonialism.
Wallace, Vallaire, et al. “Queens College, Freedom Summer, And Me: Self-Discovery in Archives.” The Children of The People: Writings By and About CUNY Students on Race and Social Justice , DIO Press, 2021.
Wallace, Vallaire. “The Novel That Shows Us How to Face Our Past to Change Our Future.” Electric Literature. https://electricliterature.com/the-novel-that-shows-us-how-to-face-our-past-to-change-our-future/.