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Dr. David Navarro

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Office: Centennial 134
Phone: 512.245.2370

Curriculum Vitae

Biography: David Navarro earned his B.A. and M.A. in English Studies from University of Valladolid (Spain), and University College Dublin (Republic of Ireland). He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Western University (London, Ontario, Canada).

Research Interests: Dr. Navarro’s research interests include medieval Iberian literature and historiography; biblical exegesis; Jewish-Christian relations in the Iberian kingdoms; Catalanistica studies; Judeo-Spanish, and Sephardic diaspora. Dr. Navarro is the recipient of the 2020 John K. Walsh Award with La corónica journal for his essay “Revalorización de los conceptos de pecado y delito en las 'Siete Partidas' y las 'Cantigas de Santa Maria'”[ Revaluation of the Terms Sin and Crime in 'Siete Partidas' and in 'Cantigas de Santa Maria'].



Courses Taught:


Studies in Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Peninsular Literature

Studies in Spanish Peninsular Culture

Internship in Spanish Studies

Nutritional Spanish


Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Literary Analysis

Survey of Spanish Literature: Beginnings-1800

Business Spanish

Advanced Spanish Composition (Heritage Speakers)

Advanced Spanish Composition

Advanced Spanish Grammar

Intermediate Spanish

Special Topics in Spanish:

Women and Minorities in Medieval Spanish Literature

Bilingual Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors / La Comedia de las Equivocaciones (Co-taught with Dr. Joe Falocco – Dept. of English)

Honors College:

Religious Dialogue and Debate (Co-taught with Dr. Rebecca Raphael – Dept. of Philosophy)