Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford (England) University, 1981.
Assistant professor French and Italian,, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1979-1986; member graduate faculty, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1983-1986; assistant professor foreign languages and literature, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1986-1992; associate professor, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, since 1992. Member La Committee for Selection for Rhodes scholarships, 1981-1985, secretary, 1983-1985. Member Gulf District Committee of Selection for Rhodes scholarships, 1983-1985, Aydelotte-Kieffer-Smith Memorial Committee, since 1990.
Member American Association of University Professors, American Comparative Literature Association, Society Interdisciplinary 19th Century Studies, Phi Beta Kappa.
Son of Alberto Machado da and Maria Aldegice (Machado) R. Married Elizabeth Barron, July 26, 1986. 1 child, Meredith Barron Rosa.