Jorge Ernesto Clavo Abbass

Jorge Ernesto Clavo Abbass

Jorge Ernesto Clavo Abbass

Master's Student / GTA

Hagerty Hall


The University of Chicago, A.B. with General Honors, 2019
Major in Germanic Studies, Minor in Human Rights
Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society; Dean’s List Years 1-4
Thesis: Sieben Rosen: Auffinden der Kanarischen Inseln im germanischen Kulturbild

Courses Taught

GER 1102.01: AU19

University Service

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

Migration and Global Mediterranean Forum
August 2019 – present

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 (Político-Military and Economic-Environmental, respectively)

Universität Wien
Vienna, Austria, Autumn 2017
Exchange Student in History and Germanic Studies
Schlussarbeit: Das politische System Österreichs – seine Wirkung, Ergänzung von Kompetenzen und ein Überblick über die politischen Beziehungen zur Europäischen Union

Research Interests

  • The intersection of cultural diasporas and the German language (im/migrant experiences and narratives)
  • The circulation of Germanic culture and language in predominantly Spanish-speaking states
  • The place Spain occupies in the Germanic cultural imaginary
  • The last decade of the DDR
  • Expression and performance of queer identities in Germany c. 1900 to 1933 and in the DDR
  • The influence of the Austrian State Treaty on political movements’ formations and dissolutions