Jorge Ernesto Clavo Abbass

Jorge Ernesto Clavo Abbass

Jorge Ernesto Clavo Abbass

Master's Student / GTA

Hagerty Hall

Office Hours

AU20 – F 14.45-16.45 and by appointment

The Ohio State University, M.A., in progress, expected 2021
Germanic Languages and Literatures

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

Courses Taught
GER 1102.01 – German II: AU19, SP20
GER 1103.01 – German III: AU20

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

University Service

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

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

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

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

Migration and Global Mediterranean Forum
August 2019 – present


“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

Research Interests

  • Queer Germanic Studies (Weimar Berlin, DDR, post-Wende, Vienna)
  • Im/migrant experiences and narratives
  • Germanic–Hispanic dialectic
  • Questions of identity, race and origin in German and Austrian politics and law