Project Director of the Institute on Spiritual Violence, Healing and Social Change
Karina Vargas is Costa Rican, and an educator, feminist theologian, linguist, and advanced student of Psychology degree at the National University of Costa Rica and student of the Association of Critical Social Psychoanalysis also in Costa Rica. She holds a Master’s Degree in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California, and a Master’s Degree in Studies of Social and Family Violence from Universidad Estatal a Distancia located in San José, Costa Rica. She currently serves as an Analyst for Global Education and Strategic Alliances for Soulforce. She is also a professor of Liberation Theologies at the Center for World Education and Experience at the University of Augsburg in Minnesota. Among her main research focuses are the power dynamics involved in spiritual-religious violence and therapeutic processes to support survivors of these forms of violence.
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