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Carolina Rocha


Carolina Rocha is Professor of Spanish at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She specializes in contemporary Argentine and Brazilian film and literature. She is the author of Masculinities in Contemporary Argentine Popular Cinema (Palgrave 2012) and Argentine Cinema and National Identity (Liverpool University Press 2017). She has also coedited several volumes: Violence in Argentine Literature and Film with Elizabeth Montes Garces, New Trends in Argentine and Brazilian Cinema with Cacilda Rêgo, Representing History, Class, and Gender in Spain and Latin America: Children and Adolescents in Film with Georgia Seminet, and Contemporary Latin American Cinema. Resisting Neoliberalism? (2018) with Claudia Sandberg.

Research Description

For the 2023 ISRL, she will focus on researching the topic of mexican culture and national identity.

For the 2022 ISRL, Dr. Rocha researched and wrote a white paper on the experiences of Bolivian and Paraguayan female immigrants in Argentina.


Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

M.A. University of Texas at Austin