Rosa Andujar


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    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

    Research interests (short)

    • Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy 
    • Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry
    • Reception of Ancient Greek drama in postcolonial and global contexts
    • Engagements with Graeco-Roman antiquity across the Americas, and the way that these intersect with questions of gender, race, class, and national identity

    Biographical details

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    Dr Rosa Andújar earned BA degrees from Wellesley and King's College, Cambridge, as well as an MA and PhD 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 British Academy, the A. G. Leventis Foundation, the Fundación BBVA (Spain), the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. 

    Rosa 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 2020). The book, which draws on her expertise both on Greek tragedy and its rich reception history, was awarded the 2020 London Hellenic Prize. She is also editor of Paths of Song: The Lyric Dimension of Greek Tragedy (De Gruyter 2018) and of Greeks and Romans on the Latin American Stage (Bloomsbury 2020). Forthcoming and in progress books include the edited volume the Cambridge Companion to Classics and Race, as well as two monographs: Playing the Chorus in Greek Tragedy, which offers a new reading of the tragic chorus in performance across the fifth century BCE, and Tragedy and Revolución: Refashioning Greek Tragedy in the Hispanic Caribbean, which addresses the reception of ancient Greek drama in Caribbean cultural and theatrical history. She will be on leave during the 2023-2024 academic year to complete the latter monograph, courtesy of a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship.

    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. 

    Rosa also serves on the Advisory Board of the new scholarly society Hesperides: Classics in the Luso-Hispanic World. In 2022 she was elected to the Program Committee of the Society for Classical Studies for a three year term.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Classics, Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University

    Award Date: 19 Nov 2011

    External positions

    External Examiner, University of Birmingham



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