Dr. Fabian Banga is a Professor and the Chair of the Modern Languages Department at Berkeley City College in Berkeley, CA; where he teaches Spanish composition, culture and literature. He holds a Ph.D. (2004) and M.A. in Hispanic Languages & Literature (2000) from the University of California, Berkeley, and B.A in Spanish Language and Literature also from Berkeley. He is co-chair of the Technology Committee for the Peralta Community College District and Distance Education Coordinator since 2007 at Berkeley City College. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Foreign Language Association of Northern California since the year 2000. He was also the President of FLANC from 2014-2016. He was a Graduate Student Researcher for the Instructional Technology Program (now called Educational Technology Services) and a consultant with the Humanities Interest Group at UC Berkeley from 1999 to 2002. He was also a Visiting Scholar in the Berkeley Language Center at the University of California at Berkeley from 2010 to 2011.
He has won the President’s Award, 2007 (Peralta Colleges Foundation), President’s Award, 2013 and 2015 (Berkeley City College), Recognition Award, 2013 (Office of Educational Services, Peralta Colleges), Dissertation Fellowships Award, 2002 (Graduate Division, University of California, Berkeley), Faculty Hall of Fame Award, 2001 (Student Parent Association, University of California, Berkeley), Graduate Opportunity Program Award, 1998 (University of California, Berkeley) , Graduate with Honors, 1998 (University of California, Berkeley), Honor Student: Spring 1997, Fall 1997, Spring 1998. (University of California, Berkeley), John K. Walsh Memorial Scholarship Award, 1997 (Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Berkeley) and the Academic Honor Student, 1995 (Vista Community College).
He was a consultant in the use of technology for the Non-Governmental Committee for the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR NGO Committee); the Sustainable Agriculture Networking and Extension (SANE) (a United Nations Development Program); and the CLADES: Latin American Consortium on Agroecology and Sustainable Development from 1996 to 1999.
He was Chief Editor of the online magazine Everba, a magazine about cultural activities related to Latin America from 2000 to 2005. (Everba was indexed by the International Bibliography of the MLA and included in the LATINDEX Directory of Journals.) He was also editor for the academic magazine Lucero, A Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley from 1998 to 2001. He has published more than 80 articles of literary and cultural criticism in magazines and newspapers in Argentina and the US.
He is a member of the Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC), The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), South West Association for Language Learning Technology (SWALLT).