Alessandra Rosa is a sociocultural anthropologist, professor, researcher, activist, public speaker, and consultant. Currently, she is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Sociology at University of South Florida (USF). Here she is working with Dr. Elizabeth Aranda on an NSF grant about the experiences of Puerto Ricans who migrated to the United States after Hurricanes Irma and Maria to understand the challenges and/or opportunities they have faced since they arrived to Central Florida.
Prior to coming to USF, she was an Assistant Professor at Lynn University and a Visiting Instructor at Florida International University. Her areas of expertise include social movements, Internet activism, education, Latin America & Caribbean studies with a focus on Puerto Rican studies, women & gender studies, post-disaster migration studies, emotional well-being, and media discourses. Her work has been published in academic journals, electronic journals, book chapters, as well as non-academic outlets.