Ryan A. Spangler, PhD

Ryan A. Spangler, PhD

Ryan A. Spangler, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences


  • 19th and 20th Century Spanish American Modernismo, Vanguardia
  • Spanish American Theater

Academic Appointments


  • Modern Languages and Literatures


  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Faculty Led Program Abroad
  • Latin American Civilization and Culture
  • Spanish American Literature and Literary Criticism
  • Spanish Composition
  • Spanish Grammar and Conversation
  • Spanish Translation


Dr. Ryan Spangler joined the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in 2007 from the University of Kentucky, where he received his Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies. He received is M.A. in Spanish American Literature and his B.A. in Spanish both from Brigham Young University. Dr. Spangler specializes in the poetry of the Cuban writer and revolutionary, José Martí. He is co-editor of a forthcoming critical anthology on the works of Martí (Syncing the Americas: José Martí and the Shaping of National Identity, U of Bucknell P, 2017), and is currently working on a translation of Martí's collection of poetry, Versos libres. Dr. Spangler is also the recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award for Teaching Achievement.

Publications and Presentations



  • , 3, 72-95
  • , 2013, 38-50


  • , La Habana Elegante
  • , 313, 111-248

Editing and Reviews

  • , 326
  • , 56:2, Online


Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • José Martí, Ruben Darío, modernismo 20th century Vanguardia Teatro campesino in Sendero Luminoso

Current Research Projects

    • Sacred symbology in the poetry of José Martí
    • Translation of Versos libres into English

Awards and Honors

  • Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award for Teaching Achievement, Creighton University, 2012
  • Dean's Award for Major Advising, College of Arts and Sciences, Creighton University, 2012