Jaclyn Salkauski

Assistant Professor of Spanish


  • Ph.D., Florida State University
  • M.A., Cleveland State University
  • B.A., Baldwin-Wallace University

Brief Bio:

Jaclyn Salkauski is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She earned a Ph.D. in Spanish with a focus on comparative literature from Florida State University. Her content area of focus was Pan-Caribbean literature, analyzing gender and race-driven marginalization in the Hispanophone, Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean. Jaclyn is the coordinator for the LEC Spanish Community Based Learning Initiative.

Research interests:

  • Caribbean literature
  • Post-colonialism
  • Music-driven input in the second language classroom
  • Race, gender, ethnicity and diversity studies
  • U.S. Latino studies
  • Trauma studies
  • Identity studies
  • Intercultural competency in business and medicine
  • Community based learning
  • Second language teacher preparation and mentorship

Courses taught:

  • Elementary Spanish I
  • Elementary Spanish II
  • Comprehensive Elementary Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish I
  • Intermediate Spanish II
  • Conversation and Composition I
  • Conversation and Composition II
  • Spanish Grammar in Context
  • Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • Reading Comprehension and Conversation

Professional Affiliations:

  • The Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH)
  • Label Me Latino/a, Editorial Board

Selected Publications:

  • Salkauski, Jaclyn. “Neither Here nor There: Exiled Identity in Gisèle Pineau’s Exile According to Julia.” Voces del Caribe: Revista de estudios caribeños. 7.1 (2016): 210-243. Web.
  • Salkauski, Jaclyn. “I Am My Mother: Mother-Daughter Relationships and Identity Formation in the Anglophone Caribbean.” Constructing Identities: The Interaction of National, Gender and Racial Borders. Eds. Antonio Medina-Rivera and Lee Wilberschied. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 18-32. Print.
  • Salkauski, Jaclyn. “Revolving Identity in Esmeralda Santiago’s Almost a Woman.” Label Me Latina/o 3.2 (2013): n. pag. Web.
  • Salkauski, Jaclyn. Rev. of Havana is a Really Big City: And Other Short Stories by Mirta Yáñez. Letras Femeninas 39.2 (2013). Print.
  • Salkauski, Jaclyn, "From Cutting Cane To Planting Seeds: Race, Gender, And Identity In Caribbean Women's Literature" (2012). Electronic Theses, Treatises and Dissertations. Paper 5158. Web.

Recent Conference Presentations:

  • The Plight of the In-Betweener: Going Back to the Future,” 7th Crossing Over Symposium, Cleveland State University, 2017
  • Pitbull as Game-Changer for US Latino Identity and Nationality,” 6th Crossing Over Symposium, Cleveland State University, 2015
  • Neither Here nor There: Exiled Identity in Gisèle Pineau’s Exile According to Julia,” Caribbean Studies Association 40th Annual Conference, New Orleans, La., 2015
  • Trauma and Exiled Identity,” 5th Crossing Over International Symposium, Cleveland State University, 2013
  • Dreaming of Lenguaje and Revolving Identidad: Language Selection, Memory, and Identity in Gendered Caribbean Literature,” XII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 2013
  • Spirals of Change in Jane and Louisa’s Kumbla,” 4th Crossing Over International Symposium, Cleveland State University, 2011
  • “Transgrediendo la puerta giratoria: La memoria de identidad en Cuando era puertorriqueña de Esmeralda Santiago,” The Pacific Coast Council of Latin American Studies Annual Conference, Pepperdine University, 2010
  • "La iglesia católica y los cambios sociales en El Salvador durante la revolución,” 26th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, 2006