Ph.D., Arizona State University
Professional Certificate in Afro-Latin American Studies,
Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center-Harvard University
African Diaspora Studies
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Rosita Scerbo is an Assistant Professor of Afro-Latix Studies in the Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Georgia State University. She is also an affiliate faculty in the Department of Africana Studies. Her research interests include Afro-Latinx/Diasporic Literature & Culture, the Black Woman’s Experience in the Hispanic World, Intersectional and Transnational Feminism, Queer and Decolonial Theories, Race, Ethnicity, and Social Movements in Latin America, Visual Culture, and Digital Humanities. She obtained her Ph.D. in Latin American/Latinx Visual Studies from Arizona State University. She has lived and worked as an educator in different countries, including Buenos Aires (Argentina), Yucatán (Mexico), Sevilla (Spain), and Calabria (Italy). Through her teaching, mentoring, service, and research she advocates for ethnic minoritized groups and other underrepresented communities in the U.S. and Latin America. Her latest publications and teaching endeavors focus on Intersectional and Transnational ARTivism and the Cultural Aesthetics of Black Latina Women.
Dr. Scerbo is the author of the book LATINAS ON THE MARGINS. QueerARTivism and TRANSdisciplinarity: Towards a Politicization of the Visual Autobiography of Invisible Women published by Peter Lang in 2021. She is also the co-editor and author of the book AfroLatinas and LatiNegras: Culture, Identity, and Struggle from an Intersectional Perspective., published by Lexington Books in the series Critical Africana Studies in 2022. In addition, Dr. Scerbo is currently working on a third book project tentatively titled Gendered Aesthetics of Blackness: The Afrodescendant Woman in Latin American Diasporic Visual Art.
- Gendered Aesthetics of Blackness: The Afrodescendant Woman in Latin American Diasporic Visual Art (forthcoming)
- AfroLatinas and LatiNegras: Culture, Identity, and Struggle from an Intersectional Perspective. Rosita Scerbo & Concetta Bondi. Lexington Books, series Critical Africana Studies, Fall 2022.
- LATINAS ON THE MARGINS. QueerARTivism and TRANSdisciplinarity: Towards a Politicization of the Visual Autobiography of Invisible Women/LATINAS EN LOS MÁRGENES. QueerARTivismo y TRANSdisciplinariedad: hacia una politización de la autobiografía visual de mujeres invisibles. Peter Lang. International Academic Publishers, series Hispano-Americana, March 2021.
Book Chapters (peer-reviewed)
- “Teaching Intersectionality in Social Psychology: Understanding the Complexities of Identity”. Teaching Social Psychology, edited by Rebecca Totton and Catherine Sanderson, Elgar Guides to Teaching, forthcoming (co-authored with Dr. Lupita Gonzales, Purchase College, SUNY).
- “The Untold Story of Black Mexico: Uncovering the Identity of the Afro-descendent Woman in the Photography of Koral Carballo y Mara Sánchez Renero”. Women Photographers and Mexican Modernity, edited by Radmila Stefkova and Julia Brown, Routledge, (forthcoming).
- “Centering Black Women/Challenging Latinidad and Hegemonic Discourses”. AfroLatinas and LatiNegras: Culture, Identity, and Struggle from an Intersectional Perspective.Co-authored with Concetta Bondi, Rowman & Littlefield, Lexington Books, series Critical Africana Studies, November, 2022.
- "Digi-poesía y ciberfeminismo: una aproximación teórica a los hipertextos y poemas perfomáticos de Belén Gache." Transgresiones en las letras iberoamericanas: visiones del lenguaje poético. Transgressions in Ibero-American Letters: Visions of Poetic Language, edited by Laura Lopez Fernandez and Luis Mora-Ballesteros, Argus-a - Arte & Humanidades, November 2021.
- “Re-imagining the Borderlands: Intersectionality and Transnational Queering of Laura Aguilar’ Self-Portrait ‘Three Eagles Flying’”. Intersectional Feminism in the Age of Transnationalism, edited by Olga Bezhanova and Raysa Amador, Lexington Books, February 2021.
- “Transborder Bodies: Re-Thinking Graciela Iturbide’ Self Portraits through a Post-Humanist Gaze of Human-Animal Relations.” Feminism and Gender in Critical Animal Studies, edited by Amber George, Lexington Books, forthcoming (accepted/under contract).
Articles in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals
- "Centering Black Women, Challenging Latinidad: Harmonia Rosales’ Black Decolonial Aesthetics and AfroARTivism”, Confluencia,39, no. 2, Spring 2024.
- “Bridging the Gap Between Literature and Visual Art: Reimagining Black Femininity Through an Ekphrastic Analysis of Harmonia Rosales' Decolonial Feminist Aesthetics”, Hispanic Journal, vol. 44, no. 2, Fall 2023.
- "The Body as Real and Symbolic Territory: A Feminist and Queer Disability Theory Approach to the Photo Book Recursos humanos (2000) by Gabriela Liffschitz", Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, forthcoming Fall 2023.
- “Ciber arte e intervenciones autobiográficas de mujeres latinas en las humanidades digitales”. Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, vol.21, no.2, Spring 2022.
- “Ecoartivism in Times of Climate Change and Toxic Waste Emergencies: A Theoretical Perspective Through the Lens of ziREjA’s Photography and Performance Art”, Confluencia, 36, no. 2, Spring 2021.
- "Recreating the Womb Space: The Unborn Narrator and the Female Body as a Site of Power Struggle in The Fourth World, by Diamela Eltit." Hispanófila,187, Fall 2020, p. 29-43.
- “ARTivismo político y teoría queer: hacia una politización de la autobiografía femenina.” Debate Feminista, 59, Fall 2020.
- Foster, David William; Scerbo, Rosita. “Magical Realism.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Latin American Studies. Ben Vinson. New York: Oxford University Press, spring 2019.
- “Construyamos ‘puentes’ en lugar de ‘muros’: Un análisis rizomático del desarrollo y post-establecimiento de la teoría de la Frontera de Gloria Anzaldúa.” Southwestern American Literature, 43, no 2, spring 2018, pp. 11-29.
- "Cultural Awareness & Mapping Pedagogical Tool: A Digital Representation of Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands Theory". DH 2018: 498, dblp: computer science bibliography, spring 2018.
- of Diaspora Café: DC, edited by Jeffrey Banks and Maritza Rivera, Afro-Hispanic Review, forthcoming.
- of Afro-Latinx Digital Connections by Eduard Arriaga and Andrés Villar, Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana -Revista Iberoamericana, forthcoming, Fall 2022 (invited contribution).
- of Shared Selves. Latinx Memoir & Ethnical Alternatives to Humanism by Suzanne Bost. Feministas Unidas, Inc, Fall 2020.
Signed Encyclopedia Contributions/Articles
- “Ana María Shua” (Argentine Writer) In Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women. Jennifer Santori, Spring 2021. https://jwa.org/encyclopedia (invited contribution).
- “Reina Roffé” (Argentine Writer) In Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women. Jennifer Santori, Fall 2020. https://jwa.org/encyclopedia (invited contribution).