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, the coordinator of the Women's & Gender Studies minor, and the Faculty Advisor to PRIDE.

Dr. Barron teaches in the department of Literature and the Women's & Gender Studies program. As the Director of the Freshman Seminar Program, she 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, Dear America, and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. 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. She hopes to lead a Study Abroad trip to Berlin in summer 2022 if Covid doesn't get in the way. 

Education

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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