Sabalius, Romey

Professor , World Languages & Literatures




Preferred: (408) 924-4616


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Southern Cal, 1992


Romey Sabalius has been at San José State University since the fall semester 1995. He is a tenured full professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and the coordinator of the German Program. He teaches German classes at all levels (language, literature and culture). He also serves as advisor to all German students and as the faculty contact for the German Club. Professor Sabalius is an internationally recognized expert in contemporary Swiss literature and he has published four books and numerous articles and book chapters on the subject. His other scholarly interests include the image of the United States in German literature, exile literature, post-colonialism, and foreign language pedagogy. He presents his research at national and international conferences and has been invited to deliver guest lectures at universities in the United States, Switzerland, France, Poland, Russia, Finland, India, Australia and New Zealand. During the academic year 1999/2000 he was visiting professor at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Professor Sabalius organized an International Symposium on Swiss Literature and an Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). He was elected to the statewide Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) and he is the department representative of the faculty union (CFA).