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Academics Modern Languages Faculty & Staff

V. Daniel Rogers

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Dan Rogers is a professor in Spanish at Wabash and currently chairs the Division of Humanities & Fine Arts. Dr. Rogers was an undergraduate at the University of Colorado at Boulder earning a degree in Spanish, Magna Cum Laude. A Phi Beta Kappa initiate at CU, he has been active in the Wabash College chapter since his arrival in 1998. In 1995, Dr. Rogers was awarded the Petry Fellowship for Dissertation Research at the University of Kansas and spent a semester at the Universidad Autónoma de México investigating the relationship between the publishing industry and aesthetics in 20th-Century Mexican Literature.  Dr. Rogers was a José M. Osma Fellow at the University of Kansas and after completing an M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish Literature, he joined the Wabash faculty in 1998.   His research in recent years has focused Mexican film and Latin American literature.

On campus, Dr. Rogers serves as faculty advisor to Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and enjoys attending music, theater and sports events on campus. In the summer, Dr. Rogers travels with Wabash students and faculty to South America as part of Wabash Summer Study in Ecuador. In addition to his interests in axolotl husbandry and Latin American culture, he is an avid amateur astronomer and often teams up with colleagues in History and Physics to teach a course on Mesoamerican Archaeoastronomy with a travel component to southern Mexico.  Dr. Rogers may often be seen riding his Italian Vespa at mostly reasonable speeds around the mall.


B.A. Spanish, Magna Cum Laude. The University of Colorado at Boulder.

M.A. Spanish. The University of Kansas.

Ph.D. Spanish. The University of Kansas.


SPA 103 (Accelerated Introduction to Spanish)

SPA 201 & 202 (Intermediate Spanish and Culture)

SPA 302 (Introduction to the Study of Literature in Spanish)

SPA 277 (Introduction to the Literature, History and Culture of Ecuador)

SPA 377 Special Topics (Mesoamerican Archaeoastronomy)

SPA 312 Special Topics (Mexican Cinema)

SPA 313 Special Topics (Latin American Theater)

SPA 313 Special Topics (Literature of the Fantastic)

SPA 313 Special Topics (Translation Theory and Practice)

SPA 401 (Senior Seminar—capstone course for Spanish majors)


"Negociando la identidad femenina en Penélope de Jorge Dávila Vásquez.” XIX Congreso de la Asociación de Ecuatorianistas. Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja. July 21, 2017.

“Reconsiderando la ficción de Luis Aguilar Monsalve.” XVIII Congreso de la Asociación de Ecuatorianistas.  The Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil. July 21, 2016.

“Fictional Geographies in Mexican Cinema.” Wabash College Humanities Colloquium. Oct. 12, 2015.

“Reinventing the Past: José Rizal’s Conversation with Antonio de Morga.” Invited Speaker. 2014 National Conference on Philippine Studies. National Museum, Manila, November 13, 2014.

“Chinese Identity and Filipino Cultural Politics in José Rizal.” Association of Asian Studies (AAS Philadelphia 2014), March 27, 2014.

“Gabriel Figueroa’s Urban Turn.” Reel Latin America: A Conference on Latin American Film at The University of Louisville, October 4, 2013.

“Curates and Lost Fathers in Latin American and Filipino Fiction.”  SCCCL 2013 New Orleans, LA.  March 3, 2013.

“La bohemia en Guayaquil de Modesto Chávez a Jorge Martillo.”  The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, 2012. Feb. 22, 2013.

“Theatricality and Indigenous Identity in Juan León Mera's Cumandá.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, 2012. Feb. 24, 2012.


"Pedro Gil Flores y el modo metapoético." Revista Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, vol. 27, no. 1, 2017, pp. 303-313.

“Más allá de la bruma’ en la nueva ficción de Luis Aguilar Monsalve.” In, Luis Aguilar Monsalve: Acercamiento crítico a su narrativa. Ecuador: Asociación de Ecuatorianistas, 2016. 158-165. Originally published in Kipus: Revista Andina de Letras: 14.1 (2002): 105-109.

“Saints and Demons in the Palace.”  In The Landscape of the Humanities: The Charles D. LaFollette Lectures. Ed. Dwight Watson.  Crawfordsville: Wabash College, 2013. 111-137.

“El mini-boom guayaquileño.” In Panorámica actual de la cultura ecuatoriana. Ed. Rocío Durán Barba. Quito, Ecuador: Allpamanda editorial, 2011.   285-294.


Fellowship for Dissertation Research, Nancy Petry Foundation

José M. Osma Scholar at the University of Kansas

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Beta Delta


Rogers talks of his interest in Mexican culture and the Spanish language, the liberal arts classroom, immersion learning, and even music.