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Biography

Rosa is a classicist with broad interests in Greek antiquity and its complex modern afterlife. Prior to joining King’s in 2016, she studied Classics at Wellesley, Cambridge, and Princeton, and was the first A. G. Leventis Research Fellow at UCL. At King’s she teaches a range of modules in the Departments of Liberal Arts and Classics.

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. 

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 in its fifth-century BCE context (with an emphasis the tragic chorus) and Greek drama’s modern reception, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as among Latinx communities in the US. Her work on the latter has led to a wider research interest in engagements with Greco-Roman antiquity across the Americas. 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, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and the Fundación BBVA in Spain.

She is particularly interested in supervising PhD students in:

  • Ancient Greek Drama
  • Reception of Ancient Greek and Roman Drama
  • Latin American and Caribbean Classicisms