• Rosa  Emilia Cordero Cruz
  • Rosa Emilia Cordero Cruz
  • Current Research: Latin America and the Caribbean, Women and Gender,African Diaspora, Race and Slavery

Rosa Cordero is a second-year history Ph.D. student studying Latin American and Caribbean and Women and Gender History. Her current project explores Black women, slavery, and emancipation in the Arecibo District of Puerto Rico during the nineteenth century. Before her admission to Rutgers, she received a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, where she was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and a member of the university’s Honor’s Program. Now at Rutgers, she is the co-founder and co-convener of CLAS's Interdisciplinary Caribbean Working Group.