Rosita Scerbo

Title: Assistant Professor of Spanish
Department: World Languages & Cultures
Degrees: B.A., University of Calabria (Italy); M.A., West Virginia University; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Contact Info

Phone: 814-332-2321
Office Location: Ruter 309, Box 30

Office Hours – Module 1, Spring 2022

Day Hours Location
Tuesday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Ruter 309
Thursday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Ruter 309

And by appointment.

Research Interests: Afro-Latinx/Diasporic Literature & Culture, Bilingual Storytelling, Black Experience in the Hispanic World, Intersectional and Transnational Feminism, Queer Theory, Digital Humanities, and Instructional Technology.

Selected Publications


  1. 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.
  1. AfroLatinas/LatiNegras: Culture, Identity, and Struggle from an Intersectional Perspective. Eds. Rosita Scerbo & Concetta Bondi. Lexington Books, series Critical Africana Studies, Spring 2022.

Book Chapters (peer reviewed)

  1.  “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.
  2. “The Body as Real and Symbolic Territory: A Feminist and Queer Disability Theory Approach to the Photo Book Recursos humanos (2000) by Gabriela Liffschitz.”The Other Fridas: Latin American Women Artists Who Challenged Society, edited by Luciana Namorato and Débora Thomé, Routledge.
  1.  “Transborder Bodies: Re-Thinking Graciela Iturbide’ Self Portraits through a Post-Humanist Gaze of Human-Animal Relations.” A Female Lens: Photography and Mexican Modernity, edited by Lale Stefkova and Julia Brown, UC Santa Barbara.  “Gendered Animality and the Reality of Linked Oppression in Graciela Iturbide’s Visual Art: A Post-Humanist and Feminist Account of Non-Human Animals’ Liberation.”Feminism and Gender in Critical Animal Studies, edited by Amber George, Lexington Books.4.
  2.  “Digi-poesía y ciberfeminismo: una aproximación teórica a los hipertextos y poemas perfomáticos de Belén Gache.” Rompiendo fronteras de género: Lenguajes poéticos del siglo XXI. Breaking genre borders: Poetic languages of the 21st century, edited by Laura Lopez Fernandez, Iberoamericana Vervuert.

 Articles in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals

  1.  “Ecoartivism in Times of Climate Change and Toxic Waste Emergencies: A Theoretical Perspective Through the Lens of ziREjA’s Photography and Performance Art”, Confluenciavol. 36, no. 2, spring 2021.
  1. “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, Spring 2020, p. 29-43.
  1.   “ARTivismo político y teoría queer: hacia una politización de la autobiografía femenina.” Debate Feministavol. 59, spring 2020
  1. Foster, David William; Scerbo, Rosita. “Magical Realism.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Latin American Studies. Ed. Ben Vinson. New York: Oxford University Press, spring 2019.
  1.  “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, vol. 43, no 2, spring 2018, pp. 11-29.
  1.   “Cultural Awareness & Mapping Pedagogical Tool: A Digital Representation of Gloria Anzaldúa’s Frontier Theory”. DH 2018: 498,dblp: computer science bibliography, 2018.

Book Review

Rev. of Shared Selves. Latinx Memoir & Ethnical Alternatives to Humanism by Suzanne Bost. Feministas Unidas, IncFall 2020.

 Signed Encyclopedia Contributions/Articles

“Ana María Shua” (Argentine Writer) In Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women. Ed. Jennifer Santori, Spring 2021.