Salek, Fabiola

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor and Chair
Foreign Languages, ESL and Humanities

Phone: 718-262-2443
Office Location: AC-3C11
fsalek@york.cuny.edu

Office Hours  
   
Tuesday  2-4 PM 
Thursday  2-4 PM 

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Arizona State University  Spanish - Cultural Studies  2002 
MA  Arizona State University  Spanish - Colonial Literature  1999 
BA  Universidad Católica Boliviana  Communication Sciences  1996 
Fabiola Fernández Salek holds a Ph.D. in Spanish with a concentration in Gender and Film from Arizona State University. As a consequence of her parents being in exile during the dictatorships in Bolivia, she spent her childhood living in Chile, Austria, and Germany. Therefore, the importance of human rights, acquiring different languages, and a widely diverse cultural background became clear to her early in life. In 2006 she joined York College as an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Coordinator of Women’s Studies. In 2011 she became the Chair of the Department of FL, ESL & Humanities. Her research on film and contemporary culture focuses on human rights, immigration, gender, and the construction of identity and nationality. Fabiola has contributed with entries to dictionaries, book chapters, journals, and she presented at numerous national and international conferences. She is currently co-editing the book Screening Torture for Columbia Press.

Areas of Expertise

Contemporary Spanish-American Literature and Culture
Humanities: Human Rights, Gender, and Film
Fluent in English, German, and Spanish.

Books in Field Of Expertise

Michael Flynn and Fabiola Fernández Salek. Screening Torture. New York: Columbia Press, 2011. .

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Fabiola F. Salek. "Students Perceptions of the Use of ePortfolio for Women’s Studies Classes." CETL Journal DisCover. 2.1 2009: 59-78.

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Fabiola F. Salek. "Cuestión de fe: The Construction of the Image of Women in Homosocial Space." Selected Conference Proceedings for the Fifth Annual Turning of the Centuries Conference, Chicago State University. March 31 – April 1, 2004: .

Fabiola F. Salek. "Representation of Violence on Film: Dictatorships in Argentina and Brazil." Selected Conference Proceedings for the Fourth Annual Turning of the Centuries Conference, Chicago State University. Chicago March 17-18, 2003: .

Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Fabiola F. Salek. "(De) Construyendo la identidad en el cine andino: pícaros citadinos posmodernos. Ratas, ratones y rateros." Proceedings for the Latin American Studies Association Congress XXVIII. 2009: .

Fabiola F. Salek. "Femicidio/feminicidio: La imagen violenta de ciudad Juárez." Proceedings for the Primer Encuentro Anual de la Sociedad Argentina de Estudios de Cine y Audiovisual AECA. 2009: .

Fabiola F. Salek. "La construcción de identidades narrativas en el discurso testimonial." Published as Proceedings for the Latin American Studies Association Congress XXVII. 2007: .

Fabiola F. Salek. "Entre McDonald’s y el Mercado popular: La Paz, Lima y Quito." Published as Proceedings for the XXV Latin American Studies Association Congress. 2004: .

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Fabiola F. Salek. "Chapter 4: Femicidio/feminicidio: La imagen violenta de ciudad Juárez." Communication and Culture: Visual Representations of Human Rights in Latin America. Ed. Denize Araujo. Porto Alegre: Ed. Plus, 2010: 87-113.

Fabiola F. Salek. "Bolivia: Homosexuality." The Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide. Volume I Ed. Chuck Stewart. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2010: 25-35.

Fabiola F. Salek. "Undergraduate Foreign Language Instruction: A View from an Urban Campus." Academic Cultures:Professional Preparation and theTeaching Life. Ed. Dean Murphy. MLA Press, 2008: 87-98.

Fabiola F. Salek. "Hugo Argüelles." Dictionary of Literary Biography. Latin American Dramatists.. Ed. Adam Versényi. Thomson Gale, 2005: 18-26.

Fabiola F. Salek. "Domitila Barrios de Chúngara." Notable Twentieth-Century Latin American Women. A Biographical Dictionary. Eds. Cynthia Margarita Tompkins and David William Foster. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2001: 30-34.

Fabiola F. Salek. "Teresa Gisbert Carbonell de Mesa." Notable Twentieth-Century Latin American Women. A Biographical Dictionary. Eds. Cynthia Margarita Tompkins and David William Foster. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2001: 114-18.

Monographs in Field Of Expertise

Fabiola F. Salek. "Producción cultural andina posmoderna: cine y testimonio." Arizona State University. Tempe - Arizona, December 2002: 163.

Fabiola F. Salek. "La crónica de la Conquista de México en una ópera barroca alemana:Montezuma de Federico el Grande." Arizona State University. Tempe -Arizona, August 1999: 131.

Fabiola F. Salek. "El consumo cultural de la televisión por subscripción en la ciudad de La Paz." Universidad Católica Boliviana. La Paz - Bolivia, December 1996: 130.

Fabiola F. Salek. "Beatriz Espejo." Encyclopedia of Latin American Women Writers. Eds. Eva Paulino Bueno and María Claudia André. Routledge. 2007: 168-69.

Fabiola F. Salek. "Marta Aponte Alsina." World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Maureen Ihrie and Salvador A. Oropeza. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2010: .

Fabiola F. Salek. "Oscar Alfaro." World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Maureen Ihrie and Salvador A. Oropeza. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2010: .

Fabiola F. Salek. "Alcides Arguedas." World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Maureen Ihrie and Salvador A. Oropeza. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2010: .

Fabiola F. Salek. "Margarita Cota Cárdenas." World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Maureen Ihrie and Salvador A. Oropeza. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2010: .

Fabiola F. Salek. "Osvaldo Dragún." World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Maureen Ihrie and Salvador A. Oropeza. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2010: .

Fabiola F. Salek. "Ariel Dorfman." World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Maureen Ihrie and Salvador A. Oropeza. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2010: .

Fabiola F. Salek. "Jaimes Freyre." World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Maureen Ihrie and Salvador A. Oropeza. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2010: .

Fabiola F. Salek. "Jorge Isaacs." World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Maureen Ihrie and Salvador A. Oropeza. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2010: .

Fabiola F. Salek. "Jesús Lara." World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Maureen Ihrie and Salvador A. Oropeza. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2010: .

Fabiola F. Salek. "Rosa Nissán." World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Maureen Ihrie and Salvador A. Oropeza. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2010: .

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"Reading the Feminine Voice in Latin American Women's Fiction. Letras femeninas 30.2" 2004: 180.

"Noche de rumba. Feministas Unidas 23.2" 2003: 20.

"El día que murió el silencio. Chasqui 32.1" 2003: 160-61.

"Ciudad de M. Chasqui 31.2" 2002: 155-57.

"Entre dos Américas. Feministas unidas 22.1" 2002: 15.

"Sexo, placer y sexualidad. Feministas Unidas 21.2" 2001: 39.

"Cuestión de fe. Chasqui 30.2" 2001: 179-82.

"Jonás y la ballena rosada . Chasqui 30.2" 2001: 184-86.

"El teatro y su crítica. Chasqui 28.1" 1999: 119-21.

"La dramaturgia en Iberoamérica. Chasqui 28.1" 1999: 121-23.

 

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Film’s Representation of Torture " May 29, 2011.: Center on Terrorism Seminar Series. John Jay College, New York.

" Dr. Goddard’s Eugenics, Dr. Huntington’s Nativism: Dogging the Immigrant in the Name of the American Drea " April 7-9, 2011.: 39th Annual National Association for Ethnic Studies Conference. Claremont, California.

" American Dreams: Immigrant Women’s Empowerment in Queens, NY " March 24-27, 2011: Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting: Intersectionalities and Complex Inequalities.

" Women's Empowerment and the 'New Immigration': York's VITA Program " December 2, 2010: Fall 2010 Provost Lecture Series. York College.

" Maid in America: ¿Sueño Americano? " October 14-16, 2010: XX Conferencia Anual de la AILCFH, The University of Texas, Austin.

" No quiero ser como tú: La desconexión madre/hija inmigrante en el cine. " October 6-9, 2010: XIXX International LASA Congress: Crisis – Response - Recovery - Toronto, Canada.

" Malos hábitos; “Uno deja de comer porque está muy lleno o muy vacío. " April 22-24, 2010: Segundo Congreso Intercontinental de la ALDEEU. Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona.

" The Crime of Torture and the Dilemma of the Documentarian. " April 18-22, 2010: Common Session Conference in Criminal Justice and Critical Criminology. University of Hamburg, Hamburg.

" Jesus’ Body: Religious and Secular Images of Torture in Contemporary Film " April 16-17, 2010: International Conference The Politics of Religion. Macaulay Honors College – CUNY.

" Heritage Language Programs and the Latino Community at York " December 27-30, 2009: 126th Annual Modern Language Association Conference, Philadelphia.

" The Aftermath of Dictatorships and the Portrayal of Violence in Latin American Film " July 21-24, 2009: 27th International Association for Media and Communication Research, Mexico City.

" Femicidio/feminicidio: La imagen violenta de ciudad Juárez " June 26-29, 2009: Primer Encuentro Anual de la Sociedad Argentina de Estudios de Cine y Audiovisual AECA, Tandil, Buenos Aires.

" (De) Construyendo la identidad en el cine andino: pícaros citadinos posmodernos. Ratas, ratones y rateros " June 11-13, 2009: XVIII International LASA Congress: Rethinking Inequalities, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

" Documenting U. S. Torture during the ‘War on Terror’: An Examination of Standard Operating Procedure and Taxi to the Dark Side " October 21-23, 2009: The Twenty-Third Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists. Visions of War: The Arts Represent Conflict. New York.

" Left Behind: Children of Dominican Deportees in a Bulimic Society " October 16-18, 2009: Undocumented Hispanic Migration Conference. On the Margins of a Dream. Connecticut College.

" Children of Immigrants: Education and Social Exclusion " May 15, 2009: Between a Dream and a Nightmare: Immigration, the ‘Bulimic Society’ and the Criminal Justice System Conference. John Jay, New York.

" Las mantenidas sin sueños: Cuando la hija es la madre " October 16-18, 2008: XVII Conferencia Anual de la AILCFH. Atlanta.

" Feminicidio/ feminicidio en Ciudad Juárez: Denuncia a través de la imagen " March 7-8, 2008: Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies XXIX. University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

" 2007 Femicidio/feminicidio: Denuncia y violencia en los documentales acerca de ciudad Juárez " October 24-26, 2007: XVI Conferencia Anual de la AILCFH. Sevilla, Spain.

" Constructing Narrative Identities in Testimonial Discourses " September 5-8, 2007: XVII International LASA Congress. Montréal, Canada.

" Foreign Languages at Chicago State University: Expansion of Chinese, African Culture in French and Spanish for Native Speakers " October 19-21, 2006: XIX Meeting of the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Lisle, Illinois.

" Coser y bordar: domesticidad mitológica en la obra de Beatriz Espejo " October 5-8, 2006: .” XV Conferencia Anual de la AILCFH – La Literatura de Mujer: Construyendo puentes, cruzando fronteras. Ogden, Utah.

" Constructing Narrative and Gender Identities: Menchú and Barrios " October 19-22, 2005: XV Conferencia Anual de la AILCFH – Feminismo Canon y Marginalidad. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

" Postmodern Cultural Practices in the Andean Region: La Paz, Lima and Quito " April 8-10, 2005: Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies XXVI. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

" Constructing Postmodern Identity in the Andean Region: La Paz, Lima and Quito " February 24-26, 2005: Third International Congress of the Bolivian Studies Association. Florida International University, Miami, FL.

" Transformaciones en el cine de Gutiérrez Alea: Memorias del subdesarrollo, Hasta cierto punto y Guantanamera " October 14-16, 2004: First Caribbean Conference: Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

" Entre McDonald’s y el Mercado popular: La Paz, Lima y Quito " October 7-9, 2004: XXV Latin American Studies Association Congress 2004, Las Vegas, NE.

" Violence and Time in One Hundred Years of Solitude " November 29, 2004: Celebración de las artes Latinas/ Celebrating Latino Art and Literature. Shimer College, Waukegan, I.

" Fallen Woman: Julia’s Transgression in Jonah and the Pink Whale " April 3, 2004: The Annual Modern Languages & Literatures Colloquium – Mapping Identities: Urban Landscapes and the Discourse of Space, The Catholic University of America, Washington.

" Cuestión de fe: The Construction of the Image of Women in Homosocial Space " March 31 – April 1, 2004: Fifth Annual “Turning of the Centuries" Conference, Chicago State University, Chicago.

" La construcción de una identidad judío-mexicana dentro de la narrativa híbrida: Las genealogías " October 23-26, 2003: XIV International AILCFH Conference – Myths, Realities and Cultural Paradigms: Iconography in Hispanic Women’s Literature, Boca Raton, FL.

" Mujeres creando: Social Change through Performance in Bolivia " April 29-30, 2004: Midwest Conference on Latin American Studies.” University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire,WI.

" Mujeres Creando: Generating Active Social Change Trough Popular Culture " April 17-18, 2003: Latin American Studies Conference. California State University, San Bernardino.

" Representation of Violence on Film: Dictatorships in Argentina and Brazil " March 17-18, 2003: Fourth Annual “Turning of the Centuries” Conference, Chicago State University, Chicago.

" La construcción de una identidad judío-mexicana en Las genealogías " November 7-9, 2003: 45th Annual Midwest MLA Convention in Chicago, IL.

" The Aftermath of Dictatorships: The Portrayal of Violence in Que Bom Te Ver Viva and La historia oficial " October 17-19, 2003: Midwest Popular Culture Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

" Mujeres Creando: Generating Active Social Change through Theory and Practice " October 24–27, 2002: XIII Conferencia de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispánica - Conferencia AILCFH, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.

" Testimonial Discourse (s): “¡Aquí también Domitila! and Rigoberta: La nieta de los mayas " September 13-15, 2001: The XII International Conference of the AILCFH – The Canon Unplugged: Rethinking the Writer, the Reader, and the Critic in Hispanic Women’s Literature. University of Kentucky.

" La construcción de una identidad judío-mexicana dentro de la narrativa híbrida: Las genealogías " March 29-30, 2001: V Simposio de Cultura Popular Mexicana ¿Águila o sol? Re/visiones multidisciplinarias de la producción cultural mexicana. Arizona State University.

" Construcción de la mujer en Jonás y la ballena rosada " March 22-24, 2001: International Symposium / Festival on Latin American Film: 2001 - Truth in the Lens, University of Richmond.

" Cuestión de fe”: la construcción de la imagen de la mujer dentro del espacio homosocial " November 3-4, 2000: Sexto Coloquio Bianual de Estudiantes Graduados de Español, Arizona State University.

" Teatro en Bolivia: ¿por qué el ‘café concert’ y no otros géneros? Cochabamba y Dancin fruncin de Adolfo Mier " October 7- 9, 1999: Parody, Satire, Irony, Laughter, and the Grotesque: Humor in Latin American, Peninsular, Luso-Brazilian, and Chicano Literatures. Arizona State University.

" Mañana en la batalla piensa en mí de Javier Marías: un rompecabezas narrativo visto a través de un narrador fragmentado " March 26-27, 1999: Quinto Coloquio Bianual de Estudiantes Graduados de Español. Arizona State University.

" Testimonio: la voz del ‘Otro’ o agenda ideológica-política " April 8-10, 1999: Primera Conferencia Internacional de Cultura y Literatura Centroamericana. Arizona State University.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Selected for the Faculty Showcase Publication (Produced by the Provost’s office): 2010.

“Lolita Soriano de Guerrero” Award from Latin American Cultural Center of Queens and Latin American Women’s Council. In recognition outstanding leadership in the area of education and as an exceptional role model for all women: 2008.

Title III Faculty Grant: Fall 2008-Spring 2009.

Board member of Women’s Studies Quarterly: 2007.

“Scholar-in-Residence” New York University: 2006.

“Faculty Excellence Award for 2006-2007” Chicago State University: 2006.

“Faculty Excellence Award for 2005-2006” Chicago State University: 2005.

“Research CUE’s,” Chicago State University: 2005.

“Scholar-in-Residence” New York University.: 2004.

“Faculty Excellence Award: 2004-2005.

Chicago State University. “Research CUE’s,” Chicago State University: 2004.

“Faculty Enrichment Grant,” Chicago State University: 2003.

“Regents Graduate Academic Scholarship,” Arizona State University (declined).: 2001-2002.

“Center for Latin American Studies Research Award,” Arizona State University.: 2001.

“Graduate Research Grant Competition,” Arizona State University.: 2000-2001.

Regents Graduate Academic Scholarship,” Arizona State University: 2000-2001.

“Preparing Future Faculty Program Fellow,” Arizona State University: 1999-2001.

“Regents Graduate Academic Scholarship,” Arizona State University: 1998-1999.

“Outstanding Performance Scholarship,” Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz, Bolivia: 1995.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Modern Languages Association: .

Asociación Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispánica: .

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: .

Feministas Unidas: .

Bolivian Studies Association: .

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

New York University “Scholar-in-Residence” New York University: 2006.

New York University “Scholar-in-Residence” New York University: 2004.

Arizona State University Research Assistant, Professor Emil Volek (Graduate Director): 2000-2001.

Arizona State University Research Assistant, Professor Charles Grove (Coordinator of the Intermediate – Lower Division Spanish Section): 1998-1999.

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Salek, Fabiola
Associate Professor
Foreign Languages, ESL and Humanities