Luis Othoniel Rosa
was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico in 1985. He is an Associate Professor jointly appointed by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Institute of Ethnic Studies and affiliated to Women and Gender Studies. He is the author of two novels, Otra vez me alejo, (Argentina Entropía 2012; Puerto Rico: Isla Negra 2013) and Caja de fractales (Argentina: Entropía 2017; Puerto Rico: La Secta de los Perros, 2018). The last one was recently translated as Down with Gargamel! (USA: Argos Books, 2020). He is also the author the academic book Comienzos para una estética anarquista: Borges con Macedonio [Beginnings for an Anarchist Aesthetics: Borges with Macedonio] (Chile: Cuarto Propio, 2016; 2nd expanded edition with a new prologue in Argentina: Ediciones Corregidor, 2020). He studied at the University of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras) and holds a Ph.D. in Latin American literature from Princeton University. He is the editor of El Roommate: Colectivo de Lectores. He currently teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and works on three book projects: a long sci-fi novel about a hivemind titled El gato en el remolino / The Cat in the Downward Spiral, a scholarly book about Puerto Rican literature titled Los fines de la literatura: Poéticas anticapitalistas en Puerto Rico and series of philosophical essays titled, Lo ingobernable / On Unruliness
Committee Involvement at UNL:
- Spanish Curriculum Committee
- Graduate Committee
- Spanish Graduate Advisor
Recently taught graduate courses
- SPAN 991: “Decolonial Pedagogies in Latin America”
- ETHN 878 “Feminist Literatures of the Americas
- SPAN 898 "Paranoid Fictions in Latin America"
Recently taught undergraduate courses
- ETHN 202 "Introduction to Latino Studies"
- SPAN 312 "Introduction to Spanish American Literature"
- SPAN 341“Translating Hispanic Culture”