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Dr. David Navarro

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Office: Centennial 134
Phone: 937.554.4076

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; Judeo-Spanish, and Sephardic diaspora.

Dr. Navarro’s scholarly agenda also focuses on medieval Spanish jurisprudence. Dr. Navarro is currently working in a co-authored manuscript with Dr. Yolanda Iglesias of University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada) on Alphonso X's of Castile legal compendium ‘Siete Partidas’ (Seven-Part Code).

Dr. Navarro and Dr. Iglesias are the recipients of the 2020 John K. Walsh Award with La corónica journal for their 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'].

Dr. Navarro is the adviser of the Honor Hispanic Society Sigma Delta Pi-Chapter Beta Epsilon at Texas State. He is the recipient of the 2019 Lucy F. Lee Chapter Adviser Award.


Courses Taught:


Studies in Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Peninsular Literature

Studies in Spanish Peninsular Culture

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)