Associate Professor of Spanish Modern Languages & Literatures

Dr. 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's and Gender Studies. He is the editor of El Roommate: Colectivo de Lectores.



  • 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)

Current 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
  • a series of philosophical essays titled, Lo ingobernable / On Unruliness  
Rosa Books


  • Spanish Curriculum Committee
  • Graduate Committee
  • Spanish Graduate Advisor

Graduate courses

  • SPAN 991: Decolonial Pedagogies in Latin America
  • ETHN 878: Feminist Literatures of the Americas
  • SPAN 898: Paranoid Fictions in Latin America

Undergraduate courses

  • ETHN 202: Introduction to Latino Studies
  • SPAN 312: Introduction to Spanish American Literature
  • SPAN 341: Translating Hispanic Culture


He studied at the University of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras) and holds a Ph.D. in Latin American literature from Princeton University.