Dr. Luis Othoniel Rosa Rodriguez

Assistant Professor of Spanish Modern Languages & Literatures

Luis Othoniel Rosa (Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 1985) is an Assistant Professor jointly appointed by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Institute for Ethnic Studies, with an affiliation to Women and Gender Studies. He studied at the University of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras) and holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Latin American literature from Princeton University. He is the editor of www.ElRoommate.com. Before coming to UNL in 2016, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University and Colorado College. He is the author of the academic book Comienzos para una estética anarquista: Borges con Macedonio (Chile: Cuarto Propio, 2016) and of two novels: Otra vez me alejo (Buenos Aires: Entropía 2012; San Juan, PR: Isla Negra 2013) and Caja de fractales (Buenos Aires: Entropía 2017; Puerto Rico: La Secta de los Perros 2018). He is currently working on a research project titled The Plurality of Worlds: Anticapitalist Writing Laboratories, which focuses mostly on the revolutionary writings by loud readers in tobacco factories in the Caribbean during the early 20th century (in particular, the anarcho-feminist, Luisa Capetillo) and the literary writings of the Zapatista Insurgents in contemporary Chiapas (in particular, the collective character of Subcomandante Marcos).

To find more about professor Rosa, including a CV and a list of critical reviews of his books, visit www.luisothonielrosa.com.

Rosa Books

Recently taught graduate courses

  • SPAN 898 "Feminism, Capital and Literature in Latin America"
  • SPAN 898 "Paranoid Fictions in Latin America"
  • SPAN 998 "Anti-capitalist Writing Laboratories"

Recently taught undergraduate courses

  • ETHN 202 "Introduction to Latino Studies"
  • SPAN 312 "Introduction to Spanish American Literature"
  • ETHN 498 "Comparative Feminist Literatures of the Americas"