Karen Barahona

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Karen Barahona

Karen BarahonaAssistant Professor of Spanish

Ph.D., University of Georgia


(440) 826-5926, kbarahon@bw.edu

Dr. Karen Barahona teaches Spanish in the department of foreign languages. Leveraging technology and technology-mediated instruction, she uses innovative and engaging teaching strategies to encourage language acquisition and foster cross-cultural appreciation. She coordinates the Spanish elementary program and contributes ways to internationalize the curriculum such as promoting foreign language studies, study abroad programs and area programs. Barahona is passionate about her students’ success as well as the mission of this private, liberal arts and church-affiliated institution.

Her research interests include contemporary Latin American women’s narrative with a focus on gender, race, memory, identity and sexuality in Central American women’s fiction 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 and 21st centuries.


Barahona, Karen. Creativity and Science by Joanna Page. Hispamerica. Issue 129 (2014): 117 Print.

Barahona, Karen. “Sofía de los presagios: Gioconda Belli.” Hispamerica. Issue 126 (2014): 111-114 Print.

Barahona, Karen. Preface. Crisis. By Jorge Majfud. Ed. Baile del Sol. Tegueste, Tenerife: Islas Canarias, 2012. 7-9. Print.

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 de Información. 4 Feb., 2014. Web.