Patricia Catoira


Office: Gaines 118C
Phone: 994-4447

Fall 2017 Classes:

SPNS 250 Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, online

SPNS 416 Latin American Culture & Revolution, MWF 12:00-12:50 p.m.


Spring 2018 Classes:

SPNS 250 Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, MWF 12:00-12:50 p.m.

SPNS 330 Modern Cultures of Latin America, MWF 10:00-10:50 a.m.

SPNS 445 Hispanic Caribbean, MWF 2:10-3:00 p.m.
     Topic:  Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic


Summer 2017 Classes (first summer session): tentative

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!