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Yoandy Cabrera Ortega

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Yoandy Cabrera Ortega received his PhD at Texas A&M University in May 2019. He has recently accepted a tenure track assistant professor position at Rockford University where he is going to teach Classics and Spanish. The title of his doctoral dissertation is “Rage and Desire: Thymotic Impulses in Hispanic Greece”. On April 2019 he received a Distinguished Graduate Student Award in recognition of academic achievement, professional dedication and outstanding contributions in research at Texas A&M University. He also received the Murray and Celeste Fasken Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching Award 2018 at Texas A&M. He has taught Classics in Cuba, Spain and the United States. He has also been instructor of Classical Greek and Classical Reception at Texas A&M University. He is alumnus of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) where he was part of the ASCSA Summer Section in 2018. His most recent publication is Ballet clásico y tradición grecolatina en Cuba (“Classical Ballet and Greco-Latin Tradition in Cuba”) co-authored with Jonny Luis Téllez and published by Aduana Vieja (Spain) in 2019.

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This month, we spotlight the graduate research of Dr. Yoandy Cabrera Ortega, who recently defended his dissertation on the portrayal of human emotions in ancient Greek myths and in modern literature from Spain and Latin America.  My dissertation was an interdisciplinary one, intertwining different approaches and fields such as classical reception, queer studies, affect theory, and Hispanic studies. The title was “Rage and Desire: Thymotic Impulses in Hispanic Greece” and my advisor is Dr. Hilaire Kallendorf. This study analyzes the differences and similarities among the multiple...

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