Áreas Docentes e Investigadoras

David Torollo

Personal Docente e Investigador

After completing my doctorate at the University of Salamanca in 2014, I held positions as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the ALIENTO project at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris (2014) and as a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Shalom Spiegel Institute for Medieval Hebrew Poetry at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York (2015-2016). Between 2016-2019, I was a Lecturer in Spanish at the Cervantes Institute in Tel Aviv and Cairo. Then I joined King's College London, as a Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-2020) in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies and as Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Studies in the same department (2020-2022). Since February 2022, I am a Lecturer in Jewish Studies at the Complutense University in Madrid.

My teaching is informed by my research interests (Medieval Iberia, the medieval Mediterranean, Cultural Translation, Wisdom Literature, and sacred texts of Judaism, Islam and Christianity) and my classes function as an educational meeting point to test and develop my ideas. Pivotal to my teaching is the conviction that language is the most powerful human tool that shapes our perception and understanding of the world and that conditions our individual and collective identities. I explore and teach texts in Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic and Judeo-Spanish.

Courses that I am currently teaching (2023/2024): Modern Hebrew I, Advanced Modern Hebrew, Introduction to Judaism, Jewish Philosophy, and Introduction to Semitic Languages.

Two of my most recent publications are:

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