AboutCharlotte Rogers holds the Lisa Smith Discovery Chair at the University of Virginia. She specializes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Latin America and the Caribbean, with a comparative focus on representations of the tropics in literature and culture. Rogers is the author of Jungle Fever: Exploring Madness and Medicine in Twentieth-Century Tropical Narratives (Vanderbilt University Press, 2012) and Mourning El Dorado: Literature and Extractivism in the American Tropics (University of Virginia Press, 2019). Her articles appear in journals including PMLA, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Hispania, MLN and the Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. She serves on the Peer Advisory Board for PMLA (2020-2023) and on the Editorial Board of the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Her new research project takes an ecocritical approach in examining the twenty-first-century Caribbean literature and art. At UVa, Professor Rogers is a core faculty member in the Environmental Humanities, a founding member of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship in Caribbean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures, and Director of Graduate Admissions for the Ph.D. program in Spanish.
EducationB.A. Comparative Literature, Barnard College
M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D. Yale University