Jorge Ernesto Clavo Abbass

Jorge Ernesto Clavo Abbass

Jorge Ernesto Clavo Abbass

Doctoral Student / GTA

Hagerty Hall


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

  • Queer Germanic Studies 
  • Intersection of Migration Studies and Germanic Studies
  • Questions of identity, race and origin in Austrian politics and literature
  • Germanic–Hispanic dialectic

Courses Taught
GER 1101.61, 1102.61, 1103.61 (German Self-Paced) - SU21
GER 1103.01 - AU20, GER 1102.01 - SP21
GER 1102.01 – : AU19, SP20

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

University Service

Germanic Graduate Students Association
April 2021 - present

Germanic Graduate Students Association
August 2019 – April 2121
Graduate Representative to the Undergraduate Scheduling Committee

Council of Graduate Students
August 2019 – August 2020
Committee Member, Diversity and Inclusion

Council of Graduate Students
August 2019 – August 2020
Committee Member, Ray Travel Award

Council of Graduate Students
August 2019 – August 2020
Delegate, Germanic L&L

Migration and Global Mediterranean Forum
August 2019 – April 2020


“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, respectively)

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