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Dr Rosa Andújar

Andújar_RosaDeputy Director of Liberal Arts & Lecturer in Liberal Arts

Tel: 020 7848 0486

Email rosa.andujar@kcl.ac.uk

Address  Liberal Arts Department
4.09 Virginia Woolf Building
King’s College London
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Biography

Rosa completed her first BA degree at Wellesley (2003), where she benefited from the full range of the liberal arts curriculum by studying Classics, French, and Mathematics, among other subjects. She then did a second BA degree in Classics at King’s College, Cambridge (2005). After Cambridge, she moved back to the USA, where she received an MA (2008) and PhD (2011) in Classics at Princeton, with a dissertation on Greek tragedy supervised by Andrew Ford and Froma Zeitlin.

Upon returning to the UK in 2011, she spent a year supervising various topics in Classics and English at several Cambridge colleges. Prior to joining King's in September 2016, she was the A. G. Leventis Research Fellow in Ancient Greek Literature in the Department of Greek & Latin at UCL (2012-2016). 

Rosa is co-editor of two volumes which address her two main areas of research: Paths of Song: The Lyric Dimension of Greek Tragedy (De Gruyter 2018) and Greeks and Romans on the Latin American Stage (forthcoming). With Justine McConnell, she is the co-editor of the new Classics and the Postcolonial series for Routledge. Rosa currently sits on the editorial board of two Brazilian Classics journals: Nuntius Antiquus and PhaoS - Revista de Estudos Clássicos. She has also served on the Steering Committee of the Women's Classical Committee UK since its establishment in 2015.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy 
  • Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry
  • The Ancient Novel
  • Reception of Ancient Greek drama in postcolonial contexts, especially the Hispanic Caribbean
  • Graeco-Roman classical legacies in Latin America, and the way that these intersect with questions of gender, race, class, and national identity

    Her current research focuses on two distinct but complementary areas: ancient Greek tragedy (especially the tragic chorus) and Hellenic classicisms in Latin America. Her research has benefited from the generous support of the A. G. Leventis Foundation, the British Academy, the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

    She is particularly interested in supervising PhD students in:
  • Ancient Greek Drama
  • Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry
  • Reception of Ancient Greek and Roman Drama
  • The Classical Tradition in Latin America 
Selected publications

  • Paths of Song: The Lyric Dimension of Greek Tragedy, co-edited with T. Coward and T. Hadjimichael (De Gruyter 2018).
  • ‘The Caribbean Socrates: Pedro Henríquez Ureña and the Mexican Ateneo de la Juventud’,forthcoming in Classics in Extremis: The Edges of Classical Reception, ed. E. Richardson (Bloomsbury 2018).
  • ‘Teaching the Classical Reception Revolution’, CUCD Bulletin 46 (2017) (co-authored with Barbara Goff)
  • ‘Uncles ex Machina: Familial Epiphany in Euripides’ Electra’, Ramus 45.2 (December 2016): 165-91.
  • ‘Revolutionizing Greek Tragedy in Cuba: Virgilio Piñera’s Electra Garrigó’, in The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas, eds. K. Bosher, F. Macintosh, J. McConnell, and P. Rankine (Oxford 2015): 361-79.

For a complete and updated list of publications, please see my full research profile. 

I can also be found on academia.edu by following this link.

Teaching

Prior to joining King’s, Rosa taught and convened a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate options in classical language (both ancient Greek and Latin), literature, culture, and reception at UCL, Cambridge, and Princeton, where she was the recipient of a 2010 postgraduate teaching prize. Rosa gained Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) through the UCL Arena Open scheme in 2016.  

At King’s Rosa convenes the Liberal Arts third-year core undergraduate module Translation Across Disciplines. She also teaches The Repeating Island: Conceptualising the Caribbean, an opportunity module, open to all students across the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, which explores the rich and diverse culture, history, religion, and politics of the Caribbean from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives. She also contributes to postgraduate teaching and supervision in the Department of Classics. 

Expertise and public engagement

Rosa enjoys communicating both her research and passion for the ancient world and its modern relevance with diverse audiences in a variety of media. She has taken part in various public engagement programmes in both the UK and US, including the AHRC-funded ‘Communicating Ancient Greece and Rome’ run by the APGRD at the University of Oxford and the ‘Page & Stage: Theater, Tradition, and Culture in America’ project that brought dynamic Classics events to local public libraries across the USA, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Rosa is keen to work with theatre professionals regarding productions of ancient Greek drama and their modern adaptations. From 2012-2016 she was the academic adviser of the annual UCL Classical Play at the Bloomsbury Theatre, overseeing four productions of plays by Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander. Previously she served as consultant to Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s An Iliad.

Rosa is currently serving a three-year term on the (American) Society for Classical Studies’ Committee on Public Information and Media Relations, which promotes broad public appreciation for the Greek and Roman worlds by spreading awareness of the activities of classicists in all forms of media and entertainment and developing ties with diverse media. 

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