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David Wacks

Professor of Spanish: Department Head, Romance Languages
Romance Languages
Phone: 541-346-4029
Office: 105C Friendly Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Research Interests: Medieval Iberian literature and culture, Sephardic studies, Mediterranean Studies


A.B. English Literature 1991, Columbia University M.A. Spanish Literature and Language 1997, Boston College Ph.D. Hispanic Literatures and Languages 2003, University of California at Berkeley



Medieval Iberian Crusade Fiction and the Mediterranean World (University of Toronto Press: 2019).

The Study of al-Andalus: The Scholarship and Legacy of James T. Monroe (co-edited with Michelle M. Hamilton) (Cambridge: ILEX Foundation; Harvard University Press, 2018)

Double Diaspora: Sephardic Cultural Production Before and After 1492. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015.

Framing Iberia: Maqamat and Frametale Narratives in Medieval Spain. Leiden: Brill, 2007. [Paperback edition 2010]

Wine, Women and Song: Hebrew and Arabic Literature in Medieval Iberia. (co-edited with Michelle M. Hamilton and Sarah J. Portnoy) (Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2004).

See a complete list of publications here