Rocío Fonseca has been a member of INCHER's research team since November 2023, working on the project T!RAUM Transfer Spaces for the Future of Regions. Before joining INCHER, Rocío Fonseca was a research associate at the Robert K. Merton Centre for Science Studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin. She worked there in research and teaching and was involved in the project "Automated misconduct assessment: Use and effects of digital tools to investigate scientific misconduct" (AUTO).

Rocío studied Sociology (B.A.) at the Universidad Autónoma de México and Science Studies (M.A.) at the Humboldt University of Berlin. In her Bachelor's thesis, she focussed on the role that symbolic recognition and evaluation play in Bourdieu's theory of practice and contrasted this with Luc Boltanski's and Axel Honneth's critique of Bourdieu's theoretical framework. In her master's thesis, she conducted an empirical investigation into the organisation of the evaluation of scientific papers in the peer review process of journals, with a focus on the role of scientific editors in this evaluation situation.