Santiago Rubio-Fernaz, PhD

Santiago Rubio-Fernaz
Phone: (619) 260-2776
Fax: (619) 260-4190
Office: Founders Hall 138

Dir. of Classical Languages; Dir. of Placement and Competency; Adj. Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., University of California at San Diego, Comparative Literature
  • B.A. and M.A., Universidad Complutense (Madrid), Classical Philology

Santiago Rubio-Fernaz has been a member of the faculty since 1998. He is a lecturer in Classics and also currently serves as Director of Placement for the Department of Languages and Literatures. In the Languages Department, Professor Rubio-Fernaz offers undergraduate courses on Latin and Greek and occasionally on Spanish. His research focus is Roman and Greek poetry, with special interests in Greek epic poetry of the Hellenistic Age and Roman lyric poetry of the Classical Period.

Scholarly Work

Professor Rubio-Fernaz’s research has concentrated on Greek lexicography and epic poetry and Roman mythology and lyric poetry. He was a member of the editorial team working in Madrid, Spain, on the Diccionario Griego-Español between 1995 and 1998. Before then he authored the first translation into Spanish of the Roman mythographer Hyginus, published in 1988 in Madrid, Spain. He has published articles on Apollonius of Rhodes’ poem Argonautica and has also presented his work on the Roman lyric poet Catullus in scholarly meetings and conferences. 

Areas of Interest

Professor Rubio-Fernaz has taught mostly Latin undergraduate courses at all levels of the curriculum. His emphasis has been the acquisition of grammatical awareness by the students and the creation of meaningful ties between the world of Antiquity and the traditions of Westerrn Civilization through a comparative study of literary and other artistic works.