Manuel Gómez-Navarro is an educator, digital creator, and a researcher in the framework of Digital Humanities. Currently he is teaching as an Adjunct of Spanish at Boise State University, ID; and he is working as a creative director at his self founded company 360topia. He earned his PhD in Philosophy from the University of California, Davis, in Spanish and Latin American Literature. He holds a degree in Hispanic Philology from the University of Córdoba, Spain.
His research interests include Contemporary Spanish fiction, South Cone contemporary fiction, representations of memory in post-dictatorship, films in Spanish, Digital Arts, and politics and culture.
Together with teaching and research, Manuel specializes in developing projects for the expression and dissemination of the Hispanic culture. He also has a deep interest in Digital Humanities, currently working in the use of virtual reality in the classroom, and in cultural projects for the general public. In these multimedia projects, he combines 360 photos, videos, links, 2D photos, 3D objects, among other digital resources to create an immersive and rich learning experience.
On 2021, he founded 360topia, a multimedia project to create 360 virtual tours for education and cultural promotion/preservation.
Manuel Gómez-Navarro is the recipient of The Boise State University Adjunct of the Year Award (2022-2023), The Boise State University College Of Arts and Sciences Adjunct of the Year Award (2022-2023), and The Boise State University World Languages Department Teaching Award (2022-2023).