Montana State University

Patricia Catoira, Associate Professor of Spanish and
Coordinator of the Latin American & Latino Studies Program

Patricia Catoira
Advisor for Hispanic Studies, Latin American & Latino
          Studies, and Women's & Gender Studies

Office: Gaines 118C
Phone: 994-4447
Office hours: Monday & Wednesday 3-3:30pm for SPNS 335 students, & by appointment


Summer 2014 Class (first summer session):

SPNS 335IH Travel in Latin American Literature & Film,
          MWF 12:30-2:50 p.m.



B.A., International Studies, & B.A., French, University of Idaho, 1995

M.A., Spanish, Washington State University, 1998

Ph.D. Hispanic Literature, University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, 2004


Research Interests:

Modern Latin American literature and culture; Cuba (antislavery narratives, exile, Special Period); Latin American migration to and cultural production in Spain since the 1990s; Crime Fiction in post-Cold War Central America


Opportunities Abroad:

Six-week summer program in León, Nicaragua. 6 credits, one-on-one classes, homestay, volunteering, surrounded by volcanos, 30 min. from the beach, and more. Led by professors Patricia Catoira and James Martin. Click here to see a Powerpoint presentation.

In Spring 2013 and 2014, she took students from her SPNS 445 Hispanic Caribbean course to Cuba for two weeks!

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