On Thursday, January 20, 2022, Ericka Rivera Figueroa, defended her thesis titled From Japan to the West and Back Again: A Translation Study of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
The Thesis Committee, formed by Alejandro Álvarez Nieves, Ph. D., Richard Swope, Ph. D., and thesis advisor Gabriel Rodríguez Martínez, Ph. D., awarded her thesis the grade sobresaliente.