Dr. Karla González is an Associate Professor in the Modern Foreign Languages department at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She holds a B.J. in Broadcast News with a concentration in Latin America, a B.A., M.A., and a Ph.D. in Spanish-American Literature with a Portfolio in Mexican-American Studies. She studies the impact and the literature of immigrant groups in the United States, especially in the Mexican-American community during the Mexican Revolution.
She has extensive experience teaching Spanish language with both second-language learners and heritage speakers. Her experience also includes providing advanced Spanish language training to business professionals and bilingual speech pathologists at Austin Independent School District. Dr. González’ career also includes working as a Multicultural Outreach Coordinator for Austin Independent School District, designing programs to promote parental involvement in disadvantaged communities and minority groups.
Dr. González is an active member of the Church of Christ. She has participated and organized several mission trips and medical campaigns in Mexico where she has also served as an interpreter. She often travels to Latin America to participate in evangelistic efforts. She currently serves in the Youth and Ladies Ministry at a Spanish-speaking congregation in Austin.
Subjects TaughtFirst Year Spanish I & II, Second Year Spanish I & II, First Year Italian I & II, Second Year Italian I & II, English as a Second Language, Advanced Spanish Grammar, Advanced Spanish Composition & Stylistics, Advanced Oral Communication in Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, Spanish for Careers, Spanish-American Culture & Civilization, Spanish-American Literature, Study Abroad Courses in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.
Degrees EarnedPh.D., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; B.A., University of Texas at Austin; B.J., University of Texas at Austin.
- Nineteenth Century Latin American Literature and Nation Building
- Early Mexican-American Literature
- Mexican-American Studies
- Literature of the Mexican Revolution
- Borderlands Studies and Theory
- Cultural Studies
- U.S. Latino Studies
- Transnational Studies
- Immigration Studies
- Spanish as Heritage Language
2018 Faculty Summer Research Grant
2017 Faculty Development Grant