Biography and History

Karsen has been a professor of Spanish and modern languages at Skidmore College since 1957. She is the author of Guillermo Valencia: Colombian Poet, 1873-1943, (1951), Selected Poems of Jaime Torres Bodet, (1964), and a biography, Jaime Torres Bodet (1971).

Source: From the finding aid for C0813

  • Sonja Karsen Papers. 1897-1993 (inclusive), 1950-1973 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0813

    Sonja Karsen, born in 1919, was a professor of Spanish at Skidmore College and intensively researched Jaime Torres Bodet and Guillermo Valencia, two Latin American politicians and poets. The Sonja Karsen papers contain much of her research on these two figures.