Faculty Profile for Dr. David Dominguez Navarro

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Dr. David Dominguez Navarro
Assistant Professor — Dept of World Languages & Literatures
CENT 149
phone: (512) 245-2360

Biography Section

Biography and Education

M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Western University (London, Ontario, Canada).

B.A. and M.A. in English Studies from University of Valladolid (Spain), and University College Dublin (Ireland).

Teaching Interests

Iberian Literature and History
Biblical Exegesis
Spanish for the Professions

Research Interests

Medieval Iberian Literature and History; Religious Minorities of the Iberian Peninsula; Biblical Exegesis; Jewish-Christian relations; Judeo-Spanish, and Sephardic Diaspora.
Medieval Jurisprudence. Dr. Navarro is currently working in collaboration with Dr. Yolanda Iglesias of University of Toronto (Canada) on Alphonso X of Castile’s legal compendium ‘Siete Partidas’ (Seven-Part Code).

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Navarro, D. D. (n.d.). “The Presence of Rabbinical Exegesis in the Account of the Flood in the General Estoria.” In Conflict and Collaboration in Medieval Iberia. Eds. Kim Bergqvist, and Anthony Lappin. England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Navarro, D. D., & Iglesias, Y. (n.d.). “Paralelismo discursivo de los delitos de hurto y robo en  las Siete Partidas y Las Cantigas de Santa Maria.” Cahiers d’Études Hispaniques Médiévales, (42).
  • Navarro, D. D. (2019). “Jewish Intertextuality on the Early Life of Abraham in Alphonso X’s General Estoria.”. EHumanista: Journal on Iberian Studies, 41(19), 91–104.
  • Navarro, D. D. (2018). “Exilio forzado, voluntario y peregrinaje morisco en el Quijote [Forced Exile, Voluntary, and Morisco Pilgrimage in Don Quixote]. Laberinto: An Electronic Journal of Early Modern Hispanic Literatures and Culture, 11, 31–54.
  • Navarro, D. D. (2018). Toledo as a Geographical and Literary Reference in the Blood Libel Legend. In A Companion to Medieval Toledo. Shared Common Spaces: Medieval Toledo 711-1517. Eds. Yasmine Beale/Rivaya, and Jason Busnic (pp. 195–218). Brill.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Lucy F. Lee Award as the chapter adviser for the Honorary Hispanic Society, Texas State University - Sigma Delta Pi, Chapter Epsilon-Beta, Honorary Hispanic Society. August 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State University - Sigma Delta Pi, Chapter Epsilon-Beta “Honor Chapter” Award for outstanding activities, Honorary Hispanic Society. August 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Liberal Arts Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Liberal Arts. August 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: College of Liberal Arts Nomination for Presidential Excellence Awards, College of Liberal Arts. April 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Liberal Arts Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activity, College of Liberal Arts. August 2017

Selected Grants

  • Navarro, David Dominguez (Co-Principal), Beale-Rivaya, Yasmine (Co-Principal). ASPHS Grant (Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies), $ 500.00. Co-Principal with Dr. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya (Department of Global Languages and Literatures), Private / Foundation / Corporate, $500. (Funded: April 25, 2019). Grant.
  • Navarro, David Dominguez (Co-Principal), Falocco, Joseph (Co-Principal). National Endowment for the Arts, Federal, $20000. (Funded: March 2017 - August 2017). Grant.
  • Navarro, David (Co-Principal), Beale-Rivaya, Yasmine (Co-Principal). Forbidden Scriptures: Interreligious Exegesis in Medieval Spanish Historiography, Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canadian Humanities Fund (SSHRC), $64982. (Submitted: December 1, 2015, Funded: April 13, 2016 - Present). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

San Antonio Police Department (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Graduate Advisor
Sigma Delta Pi (Epsilon Beta Chapter)
July 2018-Present
Raices - Refugee and Immigration Center
January 2018-Present
Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española
July 2017-Present
Committee member for the Spanish MA Recruitment and Program Handbook
May 2017-Present