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Rosa was educated at Wellesley (BA 2003), where she benefited from the full range of the liberal arts curriculum, and at King’s College, Cambridge (BA Hons 2005), before completing her postgraduate studies in Classics at Princeton (MA 2008, PhD 2011). Prior to joining King’s in 2016, she was the first A. G. Leventis Research Fellow in Ancient Greek Literature in the Department of Greek & Latin at University College London (2012-2016). 

Rosa is co-editor of two volumes which address her two main areas of research expertise: Paths of Song: The Lyric Dimension of Greek Tragedy (De Gruyter 2018) and Greeks and Romans on the Latin American Stage (Bloomsbury, 2020). She is currently completing the first critical edition of Luis Alfaro’s Greek plays (Electricidad, Oedipus el Rey, Mojada) for Methuen Drama/Bloomsbury. 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. In 2019 Rosa was elected to the Council of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies

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