Dr. Barron is an Associate Professor of Literature who teaches classes on literature, film, and Gender Studies. She is also the Director of the Freshman Seminar Program and the Faculty Advisor to PRIDE.

Dr. Barron teaches classes at every level of St. Edward's general education sequence although her focus is on teaching first-year students. She also teaches a number of Women's and Gender Studies classes including LGBT Literature & Film and Gender & Globalization. As the Director of the Freshman Seminar Program, Dr. Barron oversees the selection on the Common Text every year, the book all incoming students read before they arrive on campus. Past selections include Just Mercy, Half the SkyBrain on Fire, and Dear America. In the summer of 2019, she participated in the Social Justice Journey to the border with ten St. Edward's students and the office of Diversity and Inclusion. This summer she did not go anywhere because pandemic. 


Ph.D. in English at the University of Texas at Austin, 2005 

M.A. in English at the University of Texas at Austin, 1999

B.A. in Literature/Women's Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, 1993

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School of Arts and Humanities