Jaclyn Salkauski, Ph.D. | Faculty

Assistant Professor of Spanish

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Arts Education Humanities and Social Sciences

College Hall

College Hall 315

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 Education

  • Ph.D., Florida State University

  • M.A., Cleveland State University

  • B.A., Baldwin-Wallace University

Professional Affiliations:

  • The Modern Language Association (MLA)

  • Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH)

  • Label Me Latino/a, Editorial Board

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