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Rolando Rubalcava

Rolando Rubalcava

Rolando Rubalcava

PhD in English Student



555 Denney Hall
164 Annie and John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Medical Humanities
  • Graphic Narratives
  • Post-1945 American Literature
  • Book Studies


  • MA, English, CSU Northridge, 2014
  • BA, English, CSU Northridge, 2008
  • AA, Cerritos College, 2004

Rolando Rubalcava is a doctoral student in the Department of English, with an emphasis on Graphic Medicine, an intersectional discipline of Medical Humanities and Graphic Narratives. His most recent project includes a study on applying Narrative Medicine to address educational disparities for International Students. He comes from Southern California, completing his MA and BA at CSU Northridge, as well as his AA at Cerritos College. His teaching experience includes teaching as a Teaching Associate at CSU Northridge and adjunct faculty at Glendale Community College. Academic accomplishments include presenting his research at the Hayes Forum and becoming a Global Arts and Humanities Fellow.

In addition to his studies, Rolando Rubalcava is also the Editor of ¿Qué Pasa, Ohio State?, a student-run magazine lifting the voices of the Latinx student population at Ohio State, as well as a LASER (Latinx Space for Enrichment and Research) Mentor. If you'd like to learn more about his academic trajectory, check out his blog, Seeking Infinite Jest: My Road to the PhD.


"Latinx Futurism," American Book Review, 41.1 (2019): 9.