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David W. Bird

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Department: World Languages and Cultures
Phone: 925 631-8102
Office Location: Dante 331
Office Hours: M/F 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Department Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures


Professional Overview

David W. Bird has been Professor of Spanish at Saint Mary’s since 2006, and joined the Integral Program as Tutor in 2017. He specializes as a scholar in the literature and intellectual history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries, and teaches a broad range of courses in Spanish, January Term and Collegiate Seminar. In Integral, Tutor Bird’s particular delights are the discovery of Attic Greek in First-Year Language and the sublime challenge and rewards of reading Kant in Junior Seminar. Outside of teaching and scholarship, he serves as a live-in butler to two large dogs.