Dr. David C. Julseth, during his undergraduate studies, spent a year at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. He then completed his B.A. in International Relations and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he also received an M.A. in Hispanic Literature and Linguistics. At the University of Texas-Austin, where he did his Ph.D. in Spanish, he accompanied groups of students to Guanajuato, Mexico. His doctoral dissertation combined his love of Spain and Mexico, Art and Literature through a study of the influence of a painting by Hieronymous Bosch in Terra Nostra by the Mexican author Carlos Fuentes.
At Belmont University, Dr. Julseth enjoys organizing activities with the Spanish Club and involving his students in the Hispanic community through service-learning. Lately, his professional development and study abroad programs have led him to Costa Rica, Mexico, and back to Spain. Ask him about walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage through northern Spain and about celebrating El Día de los Muertos - right here in Nashville!