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David Briggs

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Part-time Instructor of Spanish

Department of Spanish and Portuguese


BA, Boston University, 1960

MA, University of New Mexico, 2000

PhD, University of New Mexico, 2009


Dr. David Briggs has had various trips to Spain to study flamenco guitar (1966, 1973, 1987-88, 2007).  He arrived in Santa Fe New Mexico in 1967 and worked as a bartender from 1970-1998.  He has two sons, Josh and Evan and two grandchildren, Atticus and Scotland. He joined the graduate program in the UNM Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese in 2000 earning his M.A. in Spanish in 2002 and his PhD. in Spanish & Portuguese in 2009. He has since been teaching for the department as a part-time instructor in Spanish from 2010 to present.

Research Interests

  • Spanish Poetic Generation of `27, specifically Federico Garcia Lorca and Rafael Alberti, Cante Jondo, Gypsy Culture.
  • Article in "Malpais Review" : "Jim Sagel: Lowriding with New Mexico's Anglo-Chicano Poet". Malpais Review; Vol. 3 No. 3 Winter 2012-13.


Phone: 505-277-5907
Fax: 505-277-3885

Physical Address

Room 310
Ortega Hall
Building # 79 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070