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Barahona, Karen. “Las peripecias de la inmigración en una novela.” Revista Cultural Iberoamericana ‘El PortalVoz.’ Televisiones Educativas y Culturales Iberoamericanas, 7 Feb., 2014. Web.  


Barahona, Karen. “Sobre Crisis (Novela de Jorge Majfud).” ALAI, América Latina en Movimiento. Agencia Latinoamericana

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Dr. Karen Barahona

Assistant Professor of Spanish


Phone Number: 440-826-5926  

Full-Time Faculty in Spanish

Dr. Karen J. Barahona  

Curriculum Vitae 

Dr. Barahona earned her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Georgia. She has taught Spanish and English to a wide range of students, from high school and college age to adult learners since 1990. Her teaching experiences include positions at the American School in Honduras, the University of Honduras, and the University of Georgia, where she received the Outstanding Teaching Award, Romance Languages, in 2010.  

Her primary specialization is contemporary Latin American literature and culture, with a focus on the Central American narrative of the revolution. In the broadest of terms, her research represents an inquiry into cultural, political, and social processes in Latin America in the 20th-21st centuries. She proposes that, due to the revolutionary and political events in the late 1970s in Central America, specifically in Nicaragua and El Salvador, women had to redefine their search for equality from national and personal perspectives. 

She teaches language, culture, and literature courses to beginner through advanced students. Leveraging technology and technology-mediated instruction, she uses innovative and engaging teaching strategies to encourage language acquisition and foster cross-cultural appreciation. She coordinates BW’s Spanish Beginner’s Program and serves as an Undergraduate Student Advisor. She is passionate about her students’ success, as well as the mission of this private, liberal arts, and church-affiliated institution. 


Elementary Spanish: SPN 101

Elementary Spanish: SPN 102

Intermediate Spanish: SPN 201

Intermediate Spanish: SPN 202

Spanish Civilization: SPN 310

Spanish-American Civilizations: SPN 311

Advanced Conversation and Composition: SPN 335

Survey of Spanish Literature SPN 375

Survey of Spanish-American Literature: SPN 376

Core Curriculum: LAS 200













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