Yorki J. Encalada Egúsquiza

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Areas of Study


  • BA, Ashland University, 2010
  • MA, Cleveland State University, 2013
  • MA, University of Kentucky, 2016
  • PhD, University of Kentucky, 2020


Yorki Encalada earned a PhD at the University of Kentucky, where he specialized in Latin American literature, with an emphasis on contemporary Latinx & Chicanx literature and cultural studies. His academic research focuses on the representations of border women and gendered violence along the Mexican-U.S. American border in literary production from both sides of the border.

Fall 2021

Women on the Move: Migrant Women’s Voices at the Mexican-U.S. American Border — HISP 455

Spring 2022

Elementary Spanish II — HISP 102
Conversation and Communication in Spanish — HISP 303


Yorki Encalada Egúsquiza publishes article in journal Polifonía

December 17, 2020

Yorki Encalada Egúsquiza, faculty in residence at La Casa Hispánica and lecturer in Hispanic Studies, published "El Bildungsroman femenino catalano-marroquí en El último patriarca (2008)" in the scholarly journal Polifonía. The article studies how Moroccan-Catalan author Najat El Hachmi constructs a transnational Bildungsroman to highlight her protagonist's Catalan identity.