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 2022

Intermediate Spanish II — HISP 203
Mexican-U.S. American Border Stories — HISP 359

Spring 2023

Conversation and Communication in Spanish — HISP 303
History and Present of the Spanish Language — HISP 349


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.