Dr. Alessandra Rosa (she, her, hers) is a sociocultural anthropologist, professor, researcher, activist, public speaker, and consultant. Last year, she was a visiting assistant professor of instruction in the Department of Sociology at the University of South Florida (USF). Previously, she was a postdoctoral scholar here 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, digital 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 discourse analysis. As a transnational feminist scholar, she has dedicated her teaching, research, and service to fostering diversity, equity, and justice. Her work has been published in academic journals, electronic journals, book chapters, as well as non-academic outlets. Her book manuscript Spatializing Protest: (re)Constructing Spaces of Resistance and Contention during the 2010-11 UPR Student Movement is soon to be published by the University of Nebraska Press.