Franca Roibal Fernández

Graduate Student in Spanish
BA, College of New Jersey
MA, Montclair State University


Ms. Roibal Fernández is a PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow. Her dissertation titled “Un saludo cordial: Intellectual Musical Theater and Political Voice of the Uruguayan Murga” is a historical, musical, anthropological and cultural study of the Uruguayan Carnival groups called Murgas. She will be completing her dissertation with a research grant in Uruguay in the fall.  Other research interests include fútbol as a cultural phenomenon, issues of race and ethnicity, as well as Contemporary Latin American literature and film, particularly dealing with the dictatorship period in Uruguay and Argentina.