Jose Rojas

José Rojas

Spanish Instructor

345 Hodges Hall

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Humanities & Social Sciences

World Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative Literature
  • Transatlantic Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Nineteenth Century Studies



Master. Hispanic Studies, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), 2015.
Ph.D. Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), 2020.


José Rojas was born in Medellín, Colombia and dedicated many years of his life to music pedagogy. In 2005, José arrived to the United States, since then, he has shifted his intellectual interests. He carries a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a master's degree in Hispanic Studies from Louisiana State University. Additionally, José carries a doctorate in Comparative Literature awarded in the Fall of 2020. José likes to keep doing research in sociolinguistics and linguistic variation. Nonetheless, his main interest of research is 19th century criminal and deviant women representations in literatures across the Atlantic in which he is active. 

Recent Conferences and Presentations

Rojas José, Nicolette López, Michael B. Dettinger. “Students Perceptions of Hyflex-Designed Spanish and German Language Courses.” To be accepted in IALLT 2021.

Rojas José. R for the Humanities and Social Science Working Group. College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of Foreign Languages, & Literatures, Department. Recurring meetings from February 8th, 2021. 

Rojas José. “National Disarray in the Brothel in Santa (1903)” Scandal Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts. South Atlantic Modern Languages Association, 92 Conference. November 13-15, 2020.

Rojas José, Latasha Valenzuela-Hernández. “ELAN for Linguists Workshop.” LSU Department of Foreign Languages & LSU Literatures and Interdepartmental Program in Linguistics. October 30th 3:00-4:30 pm 2020.


View Dr. Rojas' CV.

Courses Taught

  • HSS 1000 (2020)
  • SPAN 1101 (2013-2020)
  • SPAN 1102 (2013-2020)
  • SPAN 2102 (2020)
  • ENGL/CPLT 2201 World Literature course (2019)
  • ENGL/CPLT 2202 World Literature course (2019)
  • SPAN 3073 (2020)

Service to the University

  • HSS Technology Committee.

  • HSS Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


José Rojas and Dorian Dorado. “Tenía yo como un año y no me recogió: Variación del pretérito e imperfecto en la comunidad mexicana al sur de Luisiana.” Contact, Community, and Connections: A Current Approaches in Multilingual Populations. Edited Volume by Gregory L. Thompson and Scott M. Alvord. Vernon P, 2019, pp. 227-254.

José Rojas and Dorian Dorado. “Manifestation of Lexical and Morphological Aspect in Ser and Estar in Mexican Spanish-English Bilinguals in Southern Louisiana.” Southern Journal of Linguistics vol. 42, no. 1, Spring 2018, pp. 71-108.

Master Thesis

Rojas, José. “Pretérito vs. Imperfecto: Variación en la producción lingüística de los Mexicanos en el sur de Luisiana.” Louisiana State University, Digital Commons, 2015.

Doctoral Thesis:

Rojas, José. Transatlantic Perspectives of Deviant and Criminal Women in European, Latin American, and American Narratives. Louisiana State University, Digital Commons, 2020.