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Jorge Ernesto Clavo Abbass

Jorge Ernesto Clavo Abbass

Jorge Ernesto Clavo Abbass

Ph.D. Candidate / GTA


Hagerty Hall, 4th floor

The Ohio State University, M.A., 2021
Germanic Languages and Literatures
Exam Topic Dritter Raum: A Case Study of Postcolonial Subjectivity in Contemporary Austrian Literature

The University of Chicago, A.B. with General Honors, 2019
Germanic Studies, Minor in Human Rights
Thesis – Sieben Rosen: Auffinden der Kanarischen Inseln im germanischen Kulturbild 

Research Interests

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics
  • L1 use in the L2 classroom
  • Code-switching, language mixing, and translanguaging
  • Social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the L2 classroom 


Courses Taught

as Instructor (GTA appointment)
 GER 1101.01 – SP22
 GER 1102.01 – AU19, SP20, SP21, AU21
 GER 1103.01 – AU20
 GER 1101.61, 1102.61, 1103.61 (German Self-Paced) – SU21

 GER 3252.02 – The Holocaust in German Literature and Film – SU20

University Service

University Senate
2022 – present: Chair, Graduate Student Compensation and Benefits Committee (GCBC)
2022 – present: Member ex officio, Steering Committee

2022 – present: Member ex officio, Faculty Cabinet

2022 – present: Observer, Faculty Council
2022: Member, Allocations Committee, Council on Student Affairs (CSA)

Council of Graduate Students (CGS)
2022 – present: President (50% Graduate Associate appointment, Office of Student Life)

2022 – present: Chair ex officio, Executive Committee, CGS

2022 – present: Member ex officio, Graduate Council, The Graduate School
2023 – present: University Advisory Subcommittee, Presidential Search Committee, Board of Trustees

2023: Interviewer, Search Committee, Associate Vice President for Health and Wellbeing, Office of Student Life

2023: Interviewer, Search Committee, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Office of International Affairs (OIA)

2023: Interviewer, Search Committee, Associate Dean for Excellence in Graduate and Postdoctoral Training, The Graduate School

2023: Search Committee, Vice Provost of Diversity & Inclusion, Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI)

2023: Free Speech Policy Advisory Group, Office of Academic Affairs

2023: Framework 3.0 Scenario Planning: Planning, Architecture, and Real Estate (PARE)

2022 – present: Member, Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), Department of Public Safety (DPS)

2022 – present: Member, Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy Committee, Office of Student Life
2022: Member, Doctoral Funding Task Force, Office of Academic Affairs (OAA)
2022: Judge, Ray Travel Award, CGS

2021 – 2022: Delegate, Germanic Languages & Literatures

2022: Interviewer, Search Committee, Dean of the Graduate School
2021 – 2022: Graduate Student Member, Graduate Council, The Graduate School
2021 – 2022: Member, University Conduct Board, Office of Student Life
2021 – 2022: Internal Committee Member, International Student Affairs

2019 – 2020: Delegate, Germanic Languages & Literatures
2019 – 2020: Internal Committee Member, Diversity and Inclusion
2019 – 2020: Internal Committee Member, Ray Travel Award

Germanic Graduate Students Association (GGSA)
2021 – present: Graduate Representative to the Departmental Council

2021 – 2022: Treasurer
2021 – 2022: Organizing Committee, 14th Annual GGSA Conference
2019 – 2021: Graduate Representative to the Undergraduate Scheduling Committee

Migration and Global Mediterranean Forum
2019 – 2020: Vice-President 

Conferences and Presentations

Written and Oral Testimony in Opposition to HB151/SB83, Higher Education Committee, Ohio House of Representatives, May 2023.
“Penalising Queerness: The Lasting Impact of § 175 StGB.” 
Becoming Visible: 12th Germanic Graduate Students Association Conference. 
The Ohio State University, January 2020.

Relevant Experience
Government of Spain – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation – Permanent Mission of Spain to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Vienna, Austria, Summer 2018
Collaborator in the 1st and 2nd Dimensions (Politico-Military and Economic-Environmental)

Universität Wien
Vienna, Austria, Autumn 2017
Exchange Student, Faculty of History
Schlussarbeit – Das politische System Österreichs: Wirkung, Ergänzung von Kompetenzen und Beziehung zur Europäischen Union

Clavo Abbass, Jorge Ernesto and Stephanie Alejandra Ortega. “Incertidumbre: The Venezuelan Asylum Crisis in Peru.” The Venezuelan Migration Crisis, Jun. 2019. Spotify,

Clavo Abbass, Jorge Ernesto and Stephanie Alejandra Ortega. “Sabor: an exploration of food, diaspora, and belonging.” The Venezuelan Migration Crisis, Mar. 2019. Spotify,

Clavo Abbass, Jorge Ernesto. “University to Offer Theater and Performance Art Ph.D.” The Chicago Maroon, 25 Jul. 2017, https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2017/7/25/university-offer-theater-performance-art-ph/.

Clavo Abbass, Jorge Ernesto. “Build Coffee Founders Talk Community Engagement.” The Chicago Maroon, 27 Jun. 2017, https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2017/6/27/build-coffee-founders-talk-community-engagement/.

Clavo Abbass, Jorge Ernesto. “FIJI House Vandalized in Wake of Racism Allegations.” The Chicago Maroon, 19 May 2017, https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2017/5/19/vandalism-fiji-house-wake-racism-allegations/.

Clavo Abbass, Jorge Ernesto. “University Hosts Student-Led Free Speech Conference.” The Chicago Maroon, 12 May 2017

Clavo Abbass, Jorge Ernesto. “FIJI Responds to Allegations of Racism at Construction-themed Party.” The Chicago Maroon, 10 May 2017, https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2017/5/10/fiji-responds-allegations-racism-construction-them/.

Clavo Abbass, Jorge Ernesto. “Dorms to Have All-Gender Bathrooms, Starting Next Fall.” The Chicago Maroon, 1 May 2017, https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2017/5/1/dorms-gender-bathrooms-starting-next-fall/.

Clavo Abbass, Jorge Ernesto. “Lambda Pi Chi Welcomes Largest Intake Class.” The Chicago Maroon, 2 Mar. 2017, https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2017/3/2/lambda-pi-chi-welcomes-largest-intake-class/.

Clavo Abbass, Jorge Ernesto. “Bettencourt Named First Pritzker Director for the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation.” The Chicago Maroon, 27 Feb. 2017,

Clavo Abbass, Jorge Ernesto. “At Panel on U.S.–Mexico Relations, Experts Talk Border Wall, Deportations, Trade.” The Chicago Maroon, 9 Feb. 2017, https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2017/2/9/panel-u-relations-mexico-experts-talk-border-wall/.

Clavo Abbass, Jorge Ernesto. “Stanford Art Curator Named New Head of Smart Museum.” The Chicago Maroon, 12 Jan. 2017, www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2017/1/12/art-curator-stanford-named-new-head-smart-museum/.