York College / City University of New York
Salek, Fabiola

Salek, Fabiola

Professor and Chair

World Languages, Literatures, and Humanities

Phone: 718-262-2443
Office Location: AC-3D10
Email: fsalek@york.cuny.edu

Fabiola 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 Europe. 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 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. She has contributed with book chapters, journals, and presented at numerous conferences. She co-edited Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination for Columbia UP (2012). She is currently co-editing the book Screening Terror & Terrorism for Columbia UP.

Office Hours

Tuesday2-3:30 PM
Thursday2-3:30 PM


PhD Arizona State University Spanish - Cultural Studies: Film 2002 
MA Arizona State University Spanish - Colonial Literature 1999 
BA Universidad Catolica Boliviana Communication Sciences 1996 

Areas of Expertise

  • Contemporary Spanish-American Literature and Culture
  • Humanities: Human Rights, Gender, and Film
  • Fluent in English, German, and Spanish.

Publications in Field Of Expertise