Daniel Chavez

Associate Professor
Office: Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, Murkland Hall Rm 210D, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: He/him/his
Daniel Chávez

Daniel Chávez is associate professor of Latin American and LatinX studies at the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of New Hampshire. He obtained a degree in biochemical engineering from the ITESM (Monterrey and Queretaro, Mexico), an M.A. in Spanish and an M.A. Latin American studies from Ohio University, and his Ph.D. in Romance languages from the University of Michigan. He also holds a certification in film studies from the latter. Professor Chávez has taught at the universities of Oregon, Virginia, Kentucky and Washington University in St. Louis as well as Vassar and Middlebury college. The author of numerous articles on film, Latin American literature and new media studies, he is currently working on a third book, a study of new media representations of Mexican and Mexican American history and culture. Vanderbilt University Press published his book on the cultural and political history of Nicaragua: "Nicaragua and the Politics of Utopia", this work was included in the list "Best of Books of 2016" by Foreign Affairs journal. His teaching and research interests include Latin American and LatinX film and visual culture, 20th & 21st Century Latin American literature and cultural studies, LatinX crime novel, and Mexican and Central American novel and poetry. His book of poems "Visiones en luna agreste y nitrato de plata," received the Efraín Huerta National Poetry Award in Mexico in 2010.


  • Ph.D., Romance Languages, University of Michigan
  • M.A., Ohio University
  • M.A., Ohio University
  • B.S., Instituto Tech Monterrey

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Mexican literature
  • Contemporary Nicaraguan literature
  • Latinx studies
  • Politics and literature
  • Visual culture

Courses Taught

  • LLC/SPAN 535B: Prof Cult Latin Amer -Case Sty
  • SPAN 503: Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 504: Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 631: Adv Conversation&Compositn I
  • SPAN 632: Adv Conversation &Compositn II
  • SPAN 653: Intro Latin Amer Lit & Thought
  • SPAN 797/897: Top/Hispanic Film Studies

Selected Publications

Chávez Landeros, D. (n.d.). The Fall of Virtuous Men: Mexican Film Noir, and the Crisis of Values in the Postrevolutionary State, 1950–1959. Latin American Research Review, 1-20. doi:10.1017/lar.2023.11

Chavez, D. (2020). Cosmopolitan Don Juan, Mauricio Garcés and the Myth of the Modern Mexican Dandy. In C. Garcia de la Rasilla, & J. Abril Sánchez (Eds.), Immature Playboys and Predatory Tricksters: Studies in the Sources, Scope and Reach of Don Juan (pp. 279-299). Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta.

Chavez, D. (2020). Cuatro personajes y dos fantasmas en busca del nuevo siglo en "Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda" de Sabina Berman. In F. Operé, & F. Valverde (Eds.), Historia de un Escenario, 40 años de teatro en español en la Universidad de Virginia (pp. 206-223). Spain: Valparaiso USA. Retrieved from http://valparaisoeditions.us/

Chavez, D. (2018). Dialéctica de la mirada y la voz, Octavio Paz: el poeta junto al fotógrafo. A Contracorriente, 16(1), 128-147. Retrieved from https://acontracorriente.chass.ncsu.edu/

Chavez, D. (2017). Línea de Flotación (Vol. XIX). Monterrey, Nuevo León. México: Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) México. Retrieved from http://editorialuniversitaria.uanl.mx/

Chávez, D. (2012). From Miss Cristera to the Desert Within: Towards a contemporary war of images in Mexico. Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, 9(1), 63-79. doi:10.1386/shci.9.1.63_1

Chavez, D. (2010). THE EAGLE AND THE SERPENT ON THE SCREEN The State as Spectacle in Mexican Cinema. LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH REVIEW, 45(3), 115-141. Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

Chávez, D. (2006). Globalizing Tequila: Mexican Television's Representations of the Neoliberal Reconversion of Land and Labor. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, 10(1), 187-203. doi:10.1353/hcs.2007.0012

Swales, J. M., Ahmad, U. K., Chang, Y. Y., Chavez, D., Dressen, D. F., & Seymour, R. (1998). Consider this: The role of imperatives in scholarly writing. APPLIED LINGUISTICS, 19(1), 97-121. doi:10.1093/applin/19.1.97

Chávez, D. (1998). El Barzón: Performing Resistance in Contemporary Mexico. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, 2(1), 87-112. doi:10.1353/hcs.2011.0007

Most Cited Publications