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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 edited the first ever critical edition of Luis Alfaro's ‘Greek’ plays: The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro: Electricidad, Oedipus El Rey, Mojada (Methuen Drama [Bloomsbury] 2020). The book, which draws on her expertise both on Greek tragedy and its rich reception history, was awarded the 2020 London Hellenic Prize. She is also the editor of Paths of Song: The Lyric Dimension of Greek Tragedy (De Gruyter 2018) and of Greeks and Romans on the Latin American Stage (Bloomsbury, 2020). She is currently completing a monograph on the Greek tragic chorus.

Rosa is Associate Editor for Greek Literature at the American Journal of Philology. She also sits on the editorial board of two Brazilian Classics journals: Nuntius Antiquus and PhaoS - Revista de Estudos Clássicos. With Justine McConnell she co-edits the new Classics and the Postcolonial book series for Routledge. 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 and global contexts
  • Engagements with Graeco-Roman antiquity across the Americas, 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
  • Reception of Ancient Greek and Roman Drama
  • Latin American and Caribbean Classicism