Karina Walker
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Modern Languages
Areas of Expertise

Spanish peninsular literature: baroque, twentieth, and twenty-first-century narrative, poetry, and film. Spanish cultural studies, women’s, gender and sexuality studies, translation and interpretation.

Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany

Karina Walker

Assistant Professor of Spanish & Coordinator of Women & Gender Studies

Recent courses taught:

  • Introductory and Intermediate Spanish
  • Introduction to Global Studies
  • Introduction Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Spanish Conversation and Composition
  • Spanish for Healthcare
  • Golden Age Theatre: Notions of Race, Class, and Gender in the Theater of Imperial Spain
  • Themes and Genres: Narratives of the Spanish Civil War
  • Introduction to Translation



“Goodbye, Miss World, Farewell,” by Mayra Santos-Febres. Translated by Karina Walker
for Review — Los Nuevísimos: New Latin American Writing 96 (Spring 2018).

Conference Activity/Participation

  • 2020 Bodies and Bodily Fluids: Porous and Hybrid Subjectivities in the Work of Cristina Fernández Cubas.” Presented at the 51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention , Boston (March 2020).
  • 2019 “Menchu Gutiérrez’s Interior Castles .” Presented at the 50th Northeast Modern Language Association Convention , Washington DC (March 2019).
  • 2018 “Baroque Bodies in Post-Franco Era Literature by Spanish Women Writers from 1980-2011.” Presented at Reshaping Hispanic Cultures: 2018 Instituto Cervantes Symposium on Recent Scholarship, at Observatorio de la lengua española y las culturas hispánicas en los Estados Unidos, Harvard University (May 2018).
  • 2017 “Maidens and Mothers: The role of Archetype and Propaganda in the Regulation of Female Bodies During the Franco Regime.” Presented at the Annual Research Conference, Department of Literatures Languages and Cultures, at University at Albany (SUNY).
  • 2012 “Re-formulando el Fascismo en Soldados de Salamina y En la Ciudad sin Límites.” Presented at the Seventeenth Annual Graduate Students’ Conference, Department of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Culture, CUNY.
  • 2010 “Hacia un Barroco Insular en El reino de este mundo por Alejo Carpentier.” Presented at the 30th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 2009 “Name Games: The Re-semantization of Language in María Mercé Marçal’s La pasión según Renée Vivien.” Presented at the Annual Research Conference, Department of Literatures Languages and Cultures at University at Albany (SUNY).

Guest Lecture/Invited Talk

  • 2020 Guided discussion a the Get Woke Film Series: “Forbidden: Undocumented & Queer in Rural America” (January 2020).

College service and professional affiliations:


  • Coordinator for the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, since 2020.
  • Member, Hartwick College Faculty Council, since 2020.
  • Coordinator of the Spanish Program, since 2019.
  • Promise Implementation Committee, 2019-2022.
  • Committee on Committees, 2019-2022.
  • Committee on Diversity and Campus Climate, 2018-2021.
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Program Steering Committee, 2018-2020.
  • ISP/ISC Committee, 2017-2018.
  • Member, Hartwick College Committee for Assessment of General Education, 2014-2020.


  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Feministas Unidas Inc.
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
  • National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)