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Cabrera Ortega, Yoandy

Cabrera Ortega, Yoandy
Yoandy Cabrera Ortega, Ph.D.
Chair of the Department of Languages, Philosophy, Religion, and Cultures, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Classics
Scarborough Hall
Office Location
Room 109
Ph.D., Texas A&M University.
M.A.,  Universidad Complutense de Madrid
M.A., Spanish National Research Council and National Distance Education University, Madrid
B.A., University of Havana
Dr. Yoandy Cabrera Ortega is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Classics at Rockford University. His research areas include Classical Reception, Mythology, Queer Theory, and Hispanic Poetry and Theater. The title of his doctoral dissertation is “Rage and Desire: Thymotic Impulses in Hispanic Greece”. He has taught Hispanic and Classical courses in Cuba, Spain, and the United States. He has also been an instructor of Spanish, Classical Greek, and Classical Reception at Texas A&M University. He is an alumnus of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) where he was part of the ASCSA Summer Section in 2018. One of his most recent publications is Ballet clásico y tradición grecolatina en Cuba (“Classical Ballet and Greco-Latin Tradition in Cuba”) published by Aduana Vieja (Spain) in 2019. He is the editor of our departmental journal Deinós. Dr. Cabrera Ortega has been appointed a 2021-2022 Visiting Associate in Hellenic Studies at Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies. He also received a Grant from the same institution for research expenses, a visit to the Center during the 2021-2022 academic year, and as support for developing Classics at Rockford University.