Dr. Rekha Rosha (she/her) holds degrees from Northern Vermont University, The University of Vermont, and Brandeis University, where her doctoral work earned her several awards, including Dissertation Award (Brandeis University) and an Archie Research Grant (Wake Forest University). Her work on the intersections of fiction and finance has appeared in anthologies published by Palgrave Macmillan and Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Since earning her Ph.D., she has delivered over 20 presentations on themes of capital, race, gender, and history in American literature at both national and international academic conferences.
Dr. Rosha began her career inside the college classroom teaching American literature and composition. Having been a first-generation and low- income college student, and based on her research on class and capital, she began searching for opportunities to increase academic success for all students. Her search led her to student support services, and for the past six years, Dr. Rosha has worked on increasing persistence and retention among first-generation and low-income students. She really loves the work she does: “I get to be the person I needed when I was younger. It’s a gift to make that kind of difference in the lives of young people.”
Dr. Rosha and her wife, Jennifer, live in beautiful Pawtuxet Village, RI with their two cats—Sid Fishes and Macheath! —and their tortoise, Carlotta Valdes. On the rare occasion when she’s not gardening, she serves as a board chair of Frequency Writers, Providence’s oldest creative writing organization. Additionally, she is working on a podcast about the Snow Town race riot of 1831. Dr. Rosha also co-hosts a monthly meetup for nonprofit professionals to network and socialize (you can follow them on IG @pvdnonprofit). And, she is also working on an early American noir novel about the violence of colonization in 1630 Boston.