Z. David Zuwiyya


Auburn University’s

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. 

Research Area: Hispano-Arabic Literature.


Contact Information: email: zuwiyzd@auburn.edu, fax 334 844 6378, telephone 334 844 6361.  Write to Dept. of Foreign Languages and Lits.  6030 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849.





Ph.D Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Specialty Medieval Literature, Minor Portuguese.  University of California, Santa Barbara (1995).


Dissertation: The Rrekontamiento del rrey Alisandre: Western and Oriental Aspects of the Aljamiado-Morisco Legend of Alexander the Great.  Director: Harvey L. Sharrer.


Graduate studies included five years of formal instruction in Arabic with UCSB Professor Dwight Reynolds, of the Dept. of Religious Studies.


B.S. Mathematics.  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1986.


Professional Experience:

Associate Professor, Spanish, Auburn University, Alabama.  Sept. 1996 to present.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA.  Sept. 1994-May 1996.

High School Spanish Teacher, Sept 1986-June 1987.



English (Native)

Spanish (Near Native)

Arabic (Upper-Intermediate to Advanced Speaking and Written Skills)

Italian (Upper-Intermediate to Advanced Speaking and Written Skills)

Portuguese (Reading skills)