Alberto Alexander La Rosa Rojas

Biography: 

Alberto emigrated from Peru to the United States with his family in 2001. His experience as an immigrant informs and fuels his doctoral research which engages the ethical and theological dimensions of migration and the human longing for home. Alberto’s work explores how certain theological visions of home which helped to fuel and justify the conquest of the Americas in 1492, still function today in fueling anti-immigrant sentiment in the North American context. In view of this, his dissertation sets out an alternative vision of home in which migrants and citizens can together with the rest of creation receive the gift of home through participating in the story of God’s redemptive homecoming as witnessed in Scripture. He hopes his work will contribute to the flourishing of Latinx immigrants living in the United States. Alberto is a member of the Reformed Church in America.