Nelly A. Rosario

Visiting Artist in Residence in Latina and Latino Studies
Hollander Hall Rm 113
At Williams since 2017


S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering (1994)
M.F.A. Columbia University, Creative Writing (1998)

Areas of Expertise


Research Interests

  • Creative Writing: Fiction, Creative nonfiction
  • Experimental Writing/Literature
  • World Literature
  • Graphic Novels
  • History of Science and Medicine
  • World History
  • Archival Studies
  • Data Visualization


Scholarship/Creative Work


Recent Book Chapters

“Do Us Part.” Everyday People: The Color of Life, ed. Jennifer Baker. New York: Atria Books, 2018.

“El canto del agua.” La nación y su escritura: Colección de voces dominicanas (1965-2017) [The Nation and its Writing: Collection of Dominican Voices (1965-2017)], eds. Carmen Cañete Quesada and Franklin Gutiérrez. Santo Domingo: Editorial Santuario, 2018.



Song of the Water Saints: A Novel.  New York: Pantheon, 2002 / New York: Vintage, 2003.

El canto del agua: Una novela, trans. Patricia Antón. Barcelona: Emecé Planeta, 2003 / New York: Vintage Español, 2003 / MD: Recorded Books Audiolibros, 2003.



Awards, Fellowships & Grants


Recent Fellowships

Reading Fellow, Under the Volcano, Tepoztlán, MEXICO, 2019

Archives & Library Research Award, Dominican Studies Institute, City College-CUNY, 2017