Antonio Cardentey Levin

Lecturer of Spanish

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
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233 Swann
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Dr. Cardentey is a Lecturer of Spanish and Coordinator of the Introductory Language Program. He completed his undergraduate studies in Humanities with a concentration in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Havana. He also holds a master’s degree in Hispanic Philology from the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid, Spain. He worked as a research associate for the Institute of Literature and Linguistics in the Cuban Academy of Sciences, and as a copyeditor at Wifredo Lam Center for Contemporary Art. In addition, he has taught Spanish courses at the University of Havana, the University of Pinar del Río (Cuba), the University of Florida, and Santa Fe College. His articles and book reviews have been published in refereed journals such as Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, Alambique. Revista Académica de Ciencia Ficción y Fantasía, Anuario L/L. Estudios Literarios, and Cuban Studies. His primary research topics includes affect and emotions in the Caribbean historical narratives, technology and science fiction in Soviet Cuba, and teaching culture in foreign language education. In the classroom, Dr. Cardentey relies on a multiliteracies pedagogy to link language education and cultural studies so that students consistently achieve the five Cs or the World-Readiness Standards set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). By assigning creative projects with applicability to and relevance in the “real world,” he encourages students to associate classroom proficiency with professional success.

  • Ph.D. Romance Languages-Spanish
  • M.A. Hispanic Philology
  • B.A. Humanities
Areas of
  • Affect & Emotions In Caribbean Historical Fiction
  • Hispanic Linguistics & Language Pedagogy
  • Technology In Soviet Cuba


Research Fields:
  • Applied, Cognitive and Socio-Cultural Linguistics
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Spanish
  • Europe
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Higher Education: Teaching and Learning
  • Intercultural Issues
  • Latin-American, Latino/Latina, and Hispanic Studies
  • Post-Colonialism


  • PORT-1803: Special Topics
  • SPAN-1001: Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN-1002: Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN-2001: Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN-3040: Pract. App. Span Grammar
  • SPAN-3101: Conversation I
  • SPAN-4061: Science & Technology I

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