Karisa Shiraki

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Spanish & Portuguese
Ph.D. Student
Contemporary Latin America
Advisor: Stuart Day
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS


Karisa Shiraki is from Hawaii. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in Spanish with minors in Linguistics and International Development in 2017 and with a M.A. in Hispanic Literatures in 2020.

Teaching Interests

  • Cultural learning
  • Student-centered teaching
  • Technology in the classroom

Research Interests

  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Historical memory
  • Contemporary Central America

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