Department of English

Rosa Soto, Ph.D.

Rosa Soto

Office:   Atrium 246
Phone:   973-720-3069
Email:   sotor@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   MW 11:00-12:30; T 4:00-5:30 & BY APPT.

Department: English
Position: Assistant Professor
Area Specialization: Cultural Studies, American Literature, Ethnic Literature, Gender Studies.

Currently Working On:

“Maids, Mammies and Mothers: A Look at Latinas in the American Discourse” (Book).

“’Are you my Homie?’: Looking at Ethnic Collections and a New Financial Playground.” (Article)

“Meddling Mothers”: Machismo Political Identity Interrupted in Latino Culture. (Article)

Government Grants

1. NEH Summer Institute Award “Nature and History at the Nation’s Edge:
A Field Institute in Environmental and Borderlands History”.

Publications:

2.  “Made to be a Maid? An Examination of the Latina as Maid in Mainstream Film and Television.”
Mediated Women: Representation in Popular Culture.  Hampton Press: Cresskill, New York, 2008.

3. A number of Enclyopedic Entries on a number of authors, including:

  • “Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic,” and “Queen of the Scene.” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Hip-Hop Literature
  • “José Martí.” The Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas. Ed. Noelle Morrissette Searcy. 
  • “Junot Díaz,” “John Rechy,” and “The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gómez.” The Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature.
  • “Luis J. Rodriguez.”  Latinos and Latinas in US History and Culture: An Encyclopedia
  • “Maria Irene Fornes.” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature.