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David Mesa Muñoz

Title: Instructor of Spanish
Department: Languages, Literatures and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Dr. F. David Mesa Muñoz

Born in Córdoba, Spain, David currently teaches a variety of advanced language, literature and culture classes. He holds a Ph.D. in Spanish medieval literature from the University of South Carolina. Before starting his Ph.D., he worked as a full-time instructor for three years at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Michigan State University where he taught a variety of beginner and intermediate language courses. He also holds a bachelor's degree in translation and interpretation in English and French from the University of Granada (Spain), and three master's degrees: one in teaching English as a second language, another in research in translation and interpretation and the last one in Spanish from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

In his dissertation “The Miracles of Saint James as an Ideological Substratum in the Formation of a Protonational Castilian Identity”, he explored the different political, economic and sociocultural implications of one of most important Spanish religious icon, Santiago, who became a powerful cultural instrument for political homogenization along the conflicts of Medieval Castille.

David’s research and teaching work has been recognized with several awards such as the Graduate Student Dissertation Award or the Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award at the University of South Carolina and the Teaching Excellence Award at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In 2019 he co-translated the book Dos Norteamericanas en la Guerra de Cuba (1868-1878) with Dr. Jorge Camacho. He is currently working on the edition of the book Milagros de Santiago, and his research activity focuses on Spanish medieval and Golden Age literature.

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