Alfonso Roca Suarez

Alfonso Roca Suarez

Alfonso Roca Suarez

Graduate Teaching Associate

Office Hours

Fall 2020 Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursdays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Areas of Expertise

  • Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture
  • Latinx Studies
  • Philosophy of the Humanities


  • Ph.D., Latin American Cultural & Literary Studies, The Ohio State University (in progress)
  • M.A., Latin American Cultural & Literary Studies, The Ohio State University, 2020
  • M.A., Spanish, University of Arkansas, 2018
  • Licenciatura en Lenguas Modernas, Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno, 2016

Alfonso Roca is a Ph.D student in the Latin American literary and cultural studies program at OSU. Broadly speaking, his research looks into the diverse neuro-psychological, discursive, and institutional mechanisms that underlie and configure the formation of social groups within the context of contemporary U.S and Latin America. He also studies the philosophical and political considerations behind group labels, particularly when it comes to the representation of Latinx experience. Additionally, he is interested in the philosophy of the humanities, their histories, main issues, and ways in which scholars study language, culture, literature, film, art, and other forms of representation.