Montana State University

Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172980
Bozeman, MT 59717-2980

Tel: (406) 994-4448
Fax: (406) 994-6199
Location: 117 Gaines Hall

Department Chair

Dr. Galen Brokaw

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: Wednesday & Friday 3-4pm, & by appointment


Fall 2013 Classes:

SPNS 332 Contemp Latin American Literature,
          MWF 10:00-10:50 a.m.

SPNS 416 Spanish Culture & Revolution,
          MWF 2:10 - 3:00 p.m.


Spring 2014 Classes:

SPNS 330 Modern Cultures of Latin America, MWF 12:00-12:50 p.m.

SPNS 371 Latin America In Focus, MWF 10:00-10:50 a.m.

SPNS 445 Hispanic Caribbean, MWF 2:10-3:00 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.

Join Patricia on a one or two-week educational trip that will tag to one of her Spring 2014 courses. In Spring 2013, she took students from her SPNS 445 Hispanic Caribbean course to Cuba for two weeks!