Margarita Lila Rosa

Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities
Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University

Margarita Lila Rosa (a former Mellon Fellow at the SHC) received her PhD from Princeton University from the Department of Comparative Literature with a graduate certificate from the Department African American Studies in 2021. Rosa’s research explores the legal and social history of hereditary slavery across the Spanish and Lusophone Americas. Her current research also explores the expansion of the carceral state in the late nineteenth century in California and Rio de Janeiro. Rosa uses newspapers, court records, pamphlets, and other materials to expand access to the gendered Black historical archive in Latin America and the Caribbean.

SHC Project

Archive of the Flesh: Fugitivity, Kinship, and Black Feminist Theory and Art in the Americas