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Dr Rosa Andujar

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Classics, Princeton University

  • Master of Arts, Classics, Princeton University

  • Bachelor of Arts, Classics, University of Cambridge

  • Bachelor of Arts, Classical Civilization, Wellesley College


Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA

Research interests

Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy; Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry; Reception of Ancient Greek Drama in Postcolonial Contexts; Engagements with Graeco-Roman Antiquity in the Americas

Biographical details

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Dr Rosa Andújar earned BA degrees from Wellesley (2003) and King's College, Cambridge (2005), as well as an MA (2008) and PhD (2011) from Princeton. Prior to joining King's in September 2016, she was the first A. G. Leventis Research Fellow in Ancient Greek Literature in the Department of Greek & Latin at UCL (2012-2016).

Her research focuses on two distinct but complementary areas: ancient Greek tragedy (especially the tragic chorus) and global receptions of Greek drama in modernity. Her work on the latter has led to a wider research interest in engagements with Greco-Roman antiquity across the Americas (especially Hellenic classicisms), and the way that these intersect with questions of gender, race, class, and national identity. Her research has benefited from the generous support of the A. G. Leventis Foundation, the British Academy, the Fundación BBVA (Spain), the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. 

Rosa is co-editor of two volumes which address her two main research areas: Paths of Song: The Lyric Dimension of Greek Tragedy (De Gruyter 2018) and Greeks and Romans on the Latin American Stage (Bloomsbury 2020), and is currently completing two monographs in these areas. She also edited the first ever critical edition of Luis Alfaro's 'Greek' plays: The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro: Electricidad, Oedipus El Rey, Mojada (Methuen Drama [Bloomsbury] 2020). The book, which draws on her expertise both on Greek tragedy and its rich reception history, was awarded the 2020 London Hellenic Prize. 

Rosa is Associate Editor for Greek Literature for the American Journal of Philology. She also sits on the editorial board of two Brazilian Classics journals: Nuntius Antiquus and PhaoS - Revista de Estudos Clássicos. With Justine McConnell she co-edits the new Classics and the Postcolonial book series for Routledge. 

In 2019 Rosa was elected to the Council of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. Previously she was a member of the Postclassicisms Network (2013-2020). She also served on the Steering Committee of the Women's Classical Committee UK from its establishment in 2015 until 2019. Rosa is currently a member of the RaceB4Race Network, where she serves as a mentor.

Editorial activity


Rosa Andujar (Associate Editor)

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Routledge (Publisher)

Rosa Andujar (Editor) & Justine McConnell (Editor)

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Phaos (Journal)

Rosa Andujar (Editorial board member)

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Nuntius Antiquus (Journal)

Rosa Andujar (Editorial board member)

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