Gabriela Diaz de Sabates
Gabriela Díaz de Sabatés is assistant professor in the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences department at Columbia College Chicago. Her teaching areas are Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and Latino and Latin American Studies. She serves as the coordinator for the Minor in Latino and Latin American Studies.
Dr. Díaz de Sabatés research interests center on life narratives, gender, race, ethnicity, immigration, and Latin-American feminisms through an intersectional approach. With the understanding that life narratives create, reform, and refashion personal and collective identity, her research concentrates on the meaning that women-identified people make of their own experiences, utilizing life narratives as an effective feminist method of inquiry. She is currently working on women’s life narratives in the U.S. and Latin America, connecting their testimonies with gender, art and social activism.
Dr. Díaz de Sabatés teaching style is interdisciplinary in nature, pivoting on student collaboration and development of critical thinking skills, especially in areas related to committed theorizing and community activism. Since hired, she has taught “Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies”, "Women's Life Stories", “Women and U.S. Society”, and “Introduction to Latino and Latin American Studies”. During her first semester at CCC (2017) Dr. Díaz de Sabatés created the course “Women’s Life Stories” which has been taught in the Fall 2018 and Fall 2019. In 2019 and in collaboration with Dr. Richard King, Gabriela co-developed the CCCX 215 umbrella course "People, Power, and Narrative in Chicago" and created the course "Unsung Heroines" for it.
Dr. Díaz de Sabatés is also the coordinator for the ongoing to Latino and American Studies Lecture Series, where students, faculty and staff across our college gather to learn from the expertise of their peers on Latin American issues.
Dr. Díaz de Sabatés has presented her work at several national and international conferences in both English and Spanish. She is a member of a multi-national research team working on the feminization of migrations, funded by the Spanish Government.
In the Fall 2019, Dr. Díaz de Sabatés was appointed by Columbia College Chicago'a President, Dr. Kim, as a member of the DEI Executive Committee (2019-2021.)
B.A. (Licenciatura), Psychology, University of Buenos Aires, 1989
M.Ed., Risk and Prevention, Harvard University, 1994
Graduate Certificate, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Kansas State University, 2014
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University, 2014
Women, gender, and sexuality studies; Latino and Latin American studies, women's life stories, oral stories and narratives, gender and immigration, state violence and gender.
Creative Practice and Research Interests
Dr. Díaz de Sabatés research interests center on life narratives, gender, race, ethnicity, immigration, and Latin-American feminisms with an intersectional approach. With the understanding that life narratives create, reform, and refashion personal and collective identity, her research concentrates on the meaning that women make of their own experiences, utilizing life narratives as a feminist method of inquiry.
M.Ed., Harvard University 1994
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction Kansas State University 2014