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Salek, FabiolaSalek, Fabiola
Foreign Languages, ESL and Humanities
- Areas of Expertise:
- Contemporary Spanish-American Literature and Culture
- Humanities: Human Rights, Gender, and Film
- Fluent in English, German, and Spanish.
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.
Degree Institution Field Dates PhD Arizona State University Spanish - Cultural Studies 2002 MA Arizona State University Spanish - Colonial Literature 1999 BA Universidad Catolica Boliviana Communication Sciences 1996