Margarita Rosario

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
East Pyne Building

Margarita Rosario is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature and a scholar of women and slavery in the Western Hemisphere. Her interests include enslaved women and reproduction, free-womb laws, and abolition in Brazil, Cuba, and the United States. She works with Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and English documents and her dissertation traces the history of enslaved black women’s wombs in the reproduction of slavery. She is a recipient of the President’s Fellowship and the Center for Human Values Fellowship at Princeton University. Rosario also writes fiction and poetry in Spanish and English and was named the 2017 Ambassador of the Spanish Language by the César Egido Serrano Foundation.