Rosa Noriega Rocha

Research Assistant, LSA History

Rosa Noriega Rocha is a first generation Mexican origin woman and is currently a 2nd year PhD student in the sociology department at the University of Michigan. She is interested in studying Mexican gendered labor, migration and sexuality. 

Using oral history and ethnographic methods, her current project specifically focuses around the lives of farmworking women in the central coast region as it pertains to gendered and labor exploitation. 

Prior to her PhD program, Rosa earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern California in Contemporary Latino Studies and Chicano Studies. She also worked and continues to work closely under the mentorship of LA historian, George Sanchez and is excited to broaden her work highlighting and archiving the histories of Chicana women who have paved the way for scholars like her.